The opinion of the court was delivered by: Charles R. Breyer Judge
STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER CONTINUING INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE Current Initial Case Management Conference Date: September 17, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8 The Honorable Charles R. Breyer
Pursuant to Civil Local Rules 6-1(b) and 6-2 of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Plaintiff, Baker's Bouquet ("Baker's") and Defendant Designed Cookies, Inc. ("DCI"), by and through their respective counsel, hereby stipulate and agree to the following:
On June 29, 2010, and pursuant to a Stipulation filed by the parties, the Court entered an Order Continuing Initial Case Management Conference and ADR Deadlines in the above- referenced matter. See D.E. #86. While the parties had requested that the Case Management Conference be continued from July 2, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. to August 13, 2010 at 8:30 a.m., the Court, in fact, continued the Case Management Conference to August 20, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. See D.E. #86. The parties filed their Case Management Statement by on July 30, 2010. See D.E. #88. The parties, hoping the case would soon settle, stipulated to a further continuance until September 10, 2010. See D.E. #s 91, 92. The Court, by its own motion, later moved the hearing date a week further until September 17, 2010. See D.E. #93.
Baker's and DCI's respective principals have reached out to each other to discuss Baker's current status as a franchisee of DCI and a potential resolution of their grievances against each other. The parties' settlement efforts continued between DCI principal Marshall Fisco and Baker's directly and an agreement between the parties has been reached. On September 14, 2010, Mr. Fisco emailed a Settlement Agreement to Baker's which contained the terms Baker's and DCI had agreed to. The parties expect that the Settlement Agreement will be executed within the next week and therefore ask the Court to continue the Case Management Conference one last time.
Based on the foregoing, and in the interests of judicial economy, to preserve the parties' resources, and to facilitate the final settlement of this matter, the Parties respectfully request that the Court continue the Initial Case Management Conference from September 17, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. to October 9, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
WHEREFORE, Plaintiff, BAKER's BOUQUET, INC., and Defendant, DESIGNED COOKIES, INC., respectfully request that this Honorable Court enter an Order: (i) granting the instant Stipulation Continuing Initial Case Management Conference; and (ii) granting such other and further relief as this Honorable Court deems just and proper.
I attest under penalty of perjury that the concurrence in the filing of this document has been obtained from its signatories.
DECLARATION OF KRISTEN L. WILLIAMS
I, Kristen L. Williams, declare as follows:
1. I am an attorney at law duly admitted to practice before this Court and am an attorney with the law firm of Love & Associates, attorneys of record for Defendant in this action. I make this declaration in support of the instant Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Continuing Initial Case Management Conference. I have personal knowledge of the matters set forth herein and could competently testify to them if called upon to do so.
2. On June 29, 2010, and pursuant to a Stipulation filed by the parties, the Court entered an Order Continuing Initial Case Management Conference and ADR Deadlines in the above-referenced matter. See D.E. #86. While the parties had requested that the Case Management Conference be continued from July 2, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. to August 13, 2010 at 8:30 a.m., the Court, in fact, continued the Case Management Conference to August 20, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. See D.E. #86. In addition, the Court required the parties to file their Rule 26(f) Report, complete initial disclosures or state objection in Rule 26(f) report and file Case Management Statement by July 30, 2010. See D.E. #86.
3. Simultaneous herewith, and consistent with the Court's Order dated June 29, 2010, the sole remaining Plaintiff, Baker's, and DCI filed their Joint Case Management Conference Statement.
4. I am informed and believe that Baker's and DCI's respective principals have made contact with one another and have come to a resolution of their grievances. I am further informed and believe that DCI principal Marshall Fisco emailed a Settlement Agreement containing ...