UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO DIVISION
October 1, 2010
KAREN JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF,
TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES NORTH AMERICA, INC. ; RYOBI LTD; AND DOES 1-250, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Morrison C. England, Jr.
STIPULATION TO CONTINUE HEARINGS OF MOTION TO TRANSFER AND MOTION TO DISMISS; ORDER
Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan
Plaintiff Karen Johnson ("Plaintiff") and Defendant Techtronic Industries North America, Inc. ("Techtronic"), by and through their attorneys of record, state as follows:
1. On August 16, 2010, Techtronic filed and served a Motion to Transfer Venue to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, and a Motion to Dismiss (collectively, the "Motions"), with the Motions being set for hearing in this Court on October 14, 2010.
2. Pursuant to Local Rule 230(c), Plaintiff's papers in opposition to the Motions would be due on September 30, 2010, 14 days prior to the hearing date.
3. Plaintiff and Techtronic have commenced settlement discussions and are working toward a possible resolution of this matter.
4. In order to facilitate the settlement discussions and permit the parties to explore whether the matter may be resolved without further litigation, the parties have agreed to continue the hearing of the Motions to a date not sooner than November 4, 2010.
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereto stipulate as follows:
The hearing of the Motions shall be continued to a date not sooner than November 4, 2010.
Dated: September 29, 2010
NEWPORT TRIAL GROUP Scott J. Ferrell Attorneys for Plaintiff Karen Johnson
HOWREY LLP Jason C. White Attorneys for Defendant Techtronic Industries North America, Inc.
GOOD CAUSE APPEARING THERFOR,
The hearings of the pending Motion to Transfer Venue to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (ECF No. 14), and Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 16) shall be continued to November 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 7.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
MORRISON C. ENGLAND, JR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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