ORDER SETTING INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND ADR DEADLINES
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this action is assigned to the Honorable Edward M. Chen . When serving the complaint or notice of removal, the plaintiff or removing defendant must serve on all other parties a copy of this order , the Notice of Assignment of Case to a United States Magistrate Judge for Trial, and all other documents specified in Civil Local Rule 4-2. Counsel must comply with the case schedule listed below unless the Court otherwise orders.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action is assigned to the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Multi-Option Program governed by ADR Local Rule 3. Counsel and clients shall familiarize themselves with that rule and with the material entitled "Dispute Resolution Procedures in the Northern District of California" on the Court ADR Internet site at www.adr.cand.uscourts.gov. A limited number of printed copies are available from the Clerk's Office for parties in cases not subject to the court's Electronic Case Filing program (ECF).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff or removing defendant serve upon all parties the brochure entitled "Consenting To A Magistrate Judge ' s Jurisdiction In The Northern District Of California," additional copies of which can be downloaded from the following Internet site: http://www.cand.uscourts.gov.
CASE SCHEDULE -ADR MULTI-OPTION PROGRAM
Date Event Governing Rule
3/23/2009 Complaint filed
6/10/2009*fn1 Last day to: FRCivP_26(f) & ADR
$meet and confer re: initial disclosures, early settlement, L.R.3-5
ADR process selection, and discovery plan
$file ADR Certification signed by Parties and Counsel Civil_L.R. 16-8 (b) & (form available at http://www.cand.uscourts.gov) ADR L.R. 3-5(b)
$file either Stipulation to ADR Process or Notice of Civil_L.R. 16-8 (c) & Need for ADR Phone Conference (form available at ADR L.R. 3-5(b) & http://www.cand.uscourts.gov) (c)
6/24/2009 Last day to file Rule 26(f) Report, complete initial FRCivP 26(a) (1) disclosures or state objection in Rule 26(f) Report and file Civil _L.R . 16-9 Case Management Statement per attached Standing Order re Contents of Joint Case Management Statement (also available at http://www.cand.uscourts.gov)
7/1/2009 INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE Civil _L.R. 16-10 (CMC) in Courtroom ...