The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REGARDING PARTIES' REQUEST FOR CONTINUANCE
This matter is currently set for an Order to Show Cause Hearing on September 25, 2009, at 9:30 a.m in Courtroom 10. In recent filings, the parties have indicated a desire to meet and confer in an effort to settle the case.
More particularly, Respondent filed a "Notice Request for Forgiveness Offer to Meet" and a "Request Abatement of Proceedings Pending to Settle the Matter" on September 16, 2009. (Docs. 11-12.) On September 17, 2009, Petitioners filed a response thereto. Petitioners ask this Court to order Respondent to make herself available within the next forty-five days at a mutually-agreeable date and time, for a meeting to be held at 2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4401, in Fresno, California, to discuss potential settlement and to allow Respondent's voluntary compliance with the summons.
Additionally, Petitioners seek a continuance of the Order to Show Cause Hearing in light of the aforementioned, and further propose Friday, November 13, 2009, at 9:30 a.m.
In light of the pleadings filed by both parties, and intentions stated therein regarding discussion of a potential settlement, this Court HEREBY ORDERS THAT:
1. Respondent Sheri I. Provost shall make herself available within forty-five (45) days of the date of this Order, at a mutually-agreeable date and time, for the purpose of attending a meeting to discuss potential settlement of this matter. The meeting shall be held at the United States Attorney's Office located at 2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4401, in Fresno, California;
2. The Order to Show Cause Hearing set for September 25, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 10 is VACATED, and no party need appear;
3. The Order to Show Cause Hearing is CONTINUED to November 13, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 10. Should the matter settle prior to that date, the hearing date will be taken off calendar.
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