The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. A. Howard Matz United States District Judge
G. KEITH WISOT Judge of the Superior Court (Ret.) JAMS 707 Wilshire Boulevard AON Center, 46th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017 Telephone: (213) 620-1133 Fax: (213) 620-0100 Special Master
AND ALL RELATED COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS AND THIRD PARTY CLAIMS.
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REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF SPECIAL MASTER CONFIRMING CONFERENCE OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 and ORDER TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE MATZ:
The Special Master hereby submits a Report and Recommendation in accordance with the September 27, 2001, Order Appointing Special Master for Case Management Purposes (the "Order"), for a regularly scheduled telephonic conference held on September 12, 2011, as follows:
The special master confirmed receipt of only the agenda for the telephone conference.
I.Extension of Deadlines to Identify, Serve or Join PRP parties
Issue: All parties reported a Stipulation has been submitted to Judge Matz, and corresponding Order signed by him to temporarily suspend joining PRPs until March 12, 2012, based on the following: (1) the mediator, Judge Richard Dana, suggested other tasks listed below be accomplished; (2) the Regional Water Board confirms any approved settlement would be dependent upon a revised ranking of PRPs, further characterization of the site, and a remediation plan. The next mediation is scheduled for January 12, 2012.
II. Rev 973 Motion for Sanctions against the MLOC defendants
Issue: The deadline for filing this motion is September 15, 2011. All parties report they are highly involved in the tasks requested by the mediator and the Regional Water Board, and the motion parties request this matter be continued until after March 12, 2012 to attend to the matters of higher priority. ...