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Hawecker v. Sorensen

May 13, 2010

CARRIE HAWECKER AND MICHELLE BROUSSARD, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON SITUATED PERSONS, BEHALF OF A CLASS OF SIMILARLY PLAINTIFFS,
v.
RAWLAND LEON SORENSEN, DEFENDANT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge

SCHEDULING CONFERENCE ORDER

Motion for Class Certification Filing

Deadline: 9/13/10

Opposition Thereto Filing Deadline: 9/27/10

Reply Thereto Filing

Deadline: 10/4/10

Motion for Class Certification Hearing Date: 10/18/10 10:00

Ctrm. 3

Discovery Cut-Off: 12/3/10

Non-Dispositive Motion Filing Deadline: 12/17/10

Non-Dispositive Motion Hearing Date: 1/21/11 9:00

Ctrm. 9

Dispositive Motion Filing Deadline: 1/7/11

Dispositive Motion Hearing Date: 2/7/11 10:00

Ctrm. 3

Settlement Conference Date: 12/8/10 10:00

Ctrm. 9

Pre-Trial Conference Date: 3/14/11 11:00

Ctrm. 3

Trial Date: 4/19/11 9:00 Ctrm. 3 (JT-6 days)

I. Date of Scheduling Conference. May 12, 2010

II. Appearances Of Counsel

Brancart & Brancart by Elizabeth Brancart, Esq., appeared on behalf of Plaintiffs.

Swanson O'Dell by Jeremy D. Swanson, Esq., appeared on behalf of Defendant.

III. Summary of Pleadings

1. This is a fair housing case alleging a pattern or practice of sexual harassment by Defendant. Plaintiffs, two former female tenants of Defendant landlord, seek monetary, declaratory and injunctive relief against Defendant for discrimination and harassment based on sex in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601, et seq., and related state laws. Plaintiffs also seek certification of a class for injunctive relief only. Defendant denies all material allegations. Defendant also alleges that Plaintiffs were delinquent in their rent payments and have brought the allegations of the complaint to avoid eviction.

IV. Orders Re Amendments To Pleadings

1. Plaintiffs reserve the right to amend the complaint once the first round of discovery is completed in order to determine whether additional parties or claims need to be added.

V. Factual Summary

A. Admitted Facts Which Are Deemed Proven Without Further Proceedings

1. Plaintiff Carrie Hawecker rented a dwelling in Bakersfield from Defendant Rawland Sorensen.

2. Plaintiff Michelle Broussard rented a dwelling in Bakersfield from ...


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