The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. Edward M. Chen
DEFENDANTS' REQUEST FOR CONTINUANCE OF STATUS/TRIAL SETTING CONFERENCE ORDER
Dept: Courtroom 5, 17th Flr. Date: January 20, 2012 Time: 10:30 a.m.
Defendants REED ELSEVIER, INC. and MATTHEW BENDER & COMPANY, INC. ("Defendants") hereby submit this request for a continuance of the case management and trial 22 setting conference currently scheduled for January 20, 2012. For the reasons stated herein, good 23 cause exists for granting this request, as set forth below. 24
By Minute Order dated September 12, 2011, the Court ordered a case management/trial 25 setting conference to be held on January 20, 2012. Defendants hereby respectfully request that 26 the matter be continued to one of the following dates: January 27, February 3, or February 24.
(Defendants' counsel is not available on February 10 or 17.)
The parties engaged in court-ordered mediation on December 15, 2011, which resulted in a settlement of this case. The parties have a fully executed settlement agreement and a 2 stipulation regarding dismissal will be filed shortly. Defendants request a continuance of the 3 case management/trial setting conference due to the unavailability of Defendants' counsel, 4 Catherine Dacre, who will be out of the state on business on January 20, 2012. The requested 5 continuance will allow the parties the time to file their stipulation of dismissal and related 6 documents and deliver settlement checks. 7
The brief continuance requested would not prejudice any party. Defendants do not make 8 this request for purposes of delay, but rather to effectuate a just, speedy, and inexpensive 9 conclusion of this action. Defendants' counsel informed Plaintiffs' counsel of Defendants' intent 10 to make this request, via email on January 10, 2012, and have heard no opposition thereto. 11
WHEREFORE, Defendants respectfully ask that the Court grant the requested relief, and 12 continue the case management/trial setting conference set for January 20, 2012 to February 3 or 13 24, 2012, or to another date as determined by the Court. 14
DATED: January 10, 2012 SEYFARTH SHAW LLP 15 By \s\ CATHERINE M. DACRE Attorneys for Defendants REED ELSEVIER, INC. and MATTHEW BENDER & COMPANY, INC. and the Court confirmed with Plaintiffs that they do not object, Good cause appearing, the January 20, 2012 Status/Trial Setting Conference is hereby 20 continued to _____________. February 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. An updated joint status report shall be filed by January 27, 2012.
EDWARD M CHEN UNITED STATES COURT JUDGE
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