IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 17, 2011
FEDERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, A NEW JERSEY CORPORATION,
JAS FORWARDING (USA), INC., A WASHINGTON CORPORATION;
SIERRA BAY TRANSPORT, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION; AND DOES 1-10, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER CONTINUING STATUS
The following portion of Plaintiff's Status Report filed June 13, 2011 reveals this case is not ready to be scheduled:
1. On March 3, 2011 Defendants JAS Forwarding ("JAS") and Sierra Bay Transport ("SBT") were served with the Summons and Complaint. Subsequently, on April 1, 2011, Plaintiff filed its First Amended Complaint ("FAC"). JAS was served with the FAC on June 8, 2011. SBT has not been served to allow for further settlement negotiations. Neither Defendant has filed any responsive pleading to the original Complaint or the FAC.
2. Due to the present state of the case, this report was not filed jointly and a discovery and motion plan has not been set. Plaintiff anticipates, however, that the case will follow due course and does not anticipate any special circumstances should it not settle.
3. The parties will be in a better situation to evaluate any discovery and motion plan once all parties have been served and Defendants have filed any necessary responsive pleadings.
(ECF No. 11, 1:21-2:2.) Plaintiff does not indicate what steps it is taking to prosecute this action in the event the referenced settlement negotiations do not resolve this action. Therefore, no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 18, 2011 Plaintiff shall either file whatever documents are required to prosecute this case as a default matter, or a document showing cause why this action should not be dismissed for failure of prosecution
Further, the status conference scheduled for hearing on June 27, 2011, is continued to commence at 9:00 a.m. on August 29, 2011. A status report shall be filed fourteen (14) days prior to the status conference.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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