The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, who is proceeding with retained counsel, brings this civil action under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq. Defendant has been served and has filed an answer to the complaint. Pursuant to the written consent of all parties, this case is before the undersigned as the presiding judge for all purposes, including entry of final judgment. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(c).
This matter is hereby set for an initial status/scheduling conference on February 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. before the undersigned in Redding, California.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. All parties shall appear by counsel or in person if acting without counsel.
2. The parties shall submit to the court and serve by mail on all other parties, no later than seven (7) days before the conference, a status report addressing the following matters:
b. Possible joinder of additional parties;
c. Any expected or desired amendment of the pleadings;
d. Jurisdiction and venue;
e. Anticipated motions and the scheduling thereof;
f. The proposed discovery plan developed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f);
g. The potential for settlement and specific recommendations regarding settlement procedures and timing, including whether a settlement conference should be scheduled and if so when, and whether referral to the court's Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program (see Local Rule 271) is appropriate in this case;
h. Future proceedings, including setting appropriate cut-off dates for discovery and law and motion and the scheduling of ...