The opinion of the court was delivered by: Howard R. Lloyd United States Magistrate Judge
** E-filed November 30, 2011 **
ORDER (1) CONTINUING MOTION HEARINGS; (2) REMINDER RE: DEADLINE FOR CONSENT OR DECLINATION TO PROCEED BEFORE A UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE; AND (3) CONTINUING THE INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
United States District Court For the Northern District of California
Plaintiff Dante Meneses brought this action against CitiMortgage, Inc. and CR Title Services, Inc. (collectively "Defendants") in Santa Clara County Superior Court on September 28, 20 2011. Dkt. No. 1. Defendants timely removed the action to federal court. Id. Defendants then moved 21 to dismiss the complaint, to strike portion of the complaint, and to expunge notice of pendency of 22 action (lis pendens). Dkt. Nos. 5, 6, 10. The motions to dismiss and to strike are set for hearing on 23 December 13, and the motion to expunge the lis pendens is set for hearing on December 27. 24
Defendants request that the motion hearings be consolidated, and filed a Notice to continue the 25 December 13 hearing to the 27th. In the interests of judicial economy and due to the court's 26 unavailability on December 27, these motions are hereby continued to January 17, 2012 at 10:00 27 a.m. in Courtroom 2, Fifth Floor, 280 S. First St., San Jose, CA. 28
The parties are reminded that this civil case has been randomly assigned to a magistrate 2 judge for all purposes including trial. Accordingly, all parties who have not yet done so shall, no 3 later than December 6, 2011, file either (1) a Consent to Proceed before a United States Magistrate 4 Judge or (2) a Declination to Proceed before a Magistrate Judge and Request for Reassignment to a 5 United States District Judge. See N.D. Cal. Civ. R. 73-1. The consent and declination forms are 6 available at the Clerk's Office and may also be obtained from the court's website at 7 http://www.cand.uscourts.gov. 8
Finally, there is an Initial Case Management Conference scheduled for December 13, 2011.
In order to allow the court to hear and rule on the pending motions and the parties to respond 10 accordingly, the Case Management Conference is continued to February 14, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. The parties shall file a Joint Case Management Statement by February 7.
Notice will be electronically mailed to:
Wendell Jamon Jones email@example.com Alice Marie Dostalova firstname.lastname@example.org 3 Stuart Bruce Wolfe email@example.com 4 Counsel are responsible for distributing copies of this document to co-counsel who have not registered for e-filing under the court's CM/ECF program.
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