UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, FRESNO DIVISION
June 21, 2012
DEVERIN KAROL, AN INDIVIDUAL, PLAINTIFF,
MED-TRANS, A TEXAS CORPORATION DOING BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA; AIR MEDICAL GROUP HOLDINGS, A MISSOURI CORPORATION DOING BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA; AND DOES 1-10, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge
STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE AND EXTENDING DISCOVERY CUTOFF
Plaintiff DEVERIN KAROL and Defendants MED-TRANS CORPORATION and AIR MEDICAL GROUP HOLDINGS, INC. (collectively the "Parties"), by their respective counsel, hereby request that the Court hold a settlement conference and extend the discovery cutoff to permit the parties time to conduct said conference without incurring additional time and expense taking depositions.
1. Counsel for the Parties agree that this matter would benefit from the Court's assistance in holding a settlement conference in an effort to resolve this matter. To that end, counsel called Judge Gary S. Austin's chambers on June 19, 2012, and were informed that the Court was available on July 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. to preside over a settlement conference.
2. As the discovery cutoff in this case is July 13, 2012, and as Plaintiff intends to take at least four depositions, the Parties ask that this Court extend the discovery cutoff to August 31, 2012. This will allow the parties to postpone the depositions in the hope that they will be made moot by the settlement of this case. Postponing the depositions will allow the Parties to expend their resources on settlement, as opposed to discovery. The Parties do not seek any extension of the deadlines for dispositive motions, pretrial conference or trial.
IT IS SO STIPULATED. DATED: June 20, 2012 JACKSON LEWIS LLP By: s/Tyler A. Brown Tyler A. Brown Mia Tucker Attorneys for Defendants MED-TRANS CORPORATION and AIR MEDICAL GROUP HOLDINGS, INC. DATED: June 20, 2012 PETER LAW GROUP By: s/Arnold P. Peter Arnold P. Peter Marcus Lee Maurice D. Pessah Attorneys for Plaintiff DEVERIN KAROL
The parties' stipulation is hereby adopted. All other deadlines and orders contained in the Scheduling Order issued on August 16, 2011 (Doc. 13) remain in full force and effect. A Settlement Conference is set for July 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 10. The Court's separate order regarding settlement conference procedures shall follow.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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