IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 15, 2012
MANJIT K. SINGH,
UNITED OF OMAHA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, AND THE PSYCHIATRIC SOLUTIONS, INC. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN, AN EMPLOYEE WELFARE BENEFIT PLAN. DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER RE: SETTLEMENT AND DISPOSITION
Plaintiff filed a Notice of Settlement on February 13, 2012, in which she states: "[t]he parties appeared in front of [a mediator] on February 8, 2012 pursuant to the Court's Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program, and reached an agreement on a settlement of this matter. Formal settlement documentation is being finalized, and the parties currently expect to file a stipulation for dismissal of the entire action with prejudice within two weeks." (ECF No. 29.)
Therefore, a dispositional document shall be filed no later than March 2, 2012. Failure to respond by this deadline may be construed as consent to dismissal of this action without prejudice, and a dismissal order could be filed. See E.D. Cal. R. 160(b) ("A failure to file dispositional papers on the date prescribed by the Court may be grounds for sanctions.").
Further, the Status Conference scheduled for hearing on February 27, 2012, is continued to commence at 9:00 a.m. on March 26, 2012, in the event no dispositional document is filed, or if this action is not otherwise dismissed.*fn1 A joint status report shall be filed fourteen (14) days prior to the Status Conference.
IT IS SO ORDERED.