UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO DIVISION
August 23, 2012
GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, AN OHIO CORPORATION; GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK, A NEW YORK CORPORATION; PLAINTIFFS,
CITY OF MERCED; AND DOES 1-10, INCLUSIVE,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
PLAINTIFFS' REQUEST TO APPEAR TELEPHONICALLY AT THE STATUS CONFERENCE AND ORDER
Date: August 27, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 9 Complaint Filed: 02/09/12
Judge: U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck
Counsel for Plaintiffs Great American Insurance Company and Great American Insurance Company of New York (collectively "Great American") respectfully request leave to appear before the Honorable Dennis L. Beck via telephone for the Status Conference scheduled for August 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
This case is currently stayed as the parties are conducting settlement negotiations which have yet to be finalized. It would be a hardship for William J. Baron, counsel for Great American, to appear in person at the Status Conference as the Fresno Division of the Eastern District of California is more than 150 miles from counsel's office and Mr. Baron has a trial appearance (closing argument) scheduled for August 28, 2012 in another case. Therefore, counsel for Great American respectfully requests leave to appear telephonically.
DUANE MORRIS LLP DATED: August 21, 2012 By: /s/ William J. Baron William J. Baron (SBN 111288) Attorneys for Plaintiffs GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY and GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK
Plaintiffs' request is granted and counsel for Plaintiffs may appear telephonically at the Status Conference on August 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 9.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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