IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 4, 2010
OMS INVESTMENTS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION; THE SCOTTS COMPANY LLC, AN OHIO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, PLAINTIFFS,
GAIL E. SMITH, A CALIFORNIA CITIZEN, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A/ "HIDDEN CREATIONS"; DOES 1-10, DEFENDANTS.
On September 30, 2010, the parties filed a joint request for an early settlement conference before the undersigned.*fn1 Dckt. No. 16. The joint request indicates that the parties "believe that an early settlement conference would help to resolve the case and therefore . . . request an early settlement conference to take place before Judge Brennan during the first week of November 2010 . . . ." Id.
In light of the parties' joint request, an early settlement conference is set before the undersigned on November 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 24. On or before October 21, 2010, all parties must file a writing waiving disqualification of Judge Brennan as the assigned magistrate judge in this action. See E.D. Cal. L.R. 270(b). Also, on or before October 28, 2010, the parties are directed to submit settlement conference statements to the undersigned. Such statements may be submitted in confidence pursuant to Local Rule 270(d).
Each party is directed to have a principal capable of disposition at the settlement conference or to be fully authorized to settle the matter on any terms and at the settlement conference.
IT IS SO ORDERED.