IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION
October 18, 2012
SMART MEMORY SOLUTIONS, LLC
TOSHIBA AMERICA ELECTRONIC SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE COMPONENTS, INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Edward M. Chen Judge
JOINT STIPULATION TO EXTEND TIME FOR WITH MAGISTRATE JUDGE ; ORDER DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
Pursuant to Rule 61 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Civil L.R. 6-2, the parties hereto stipulate to this joint request for additional time to conduct the settlement conference with Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal previously ordered by this Court. In support of this stipulated request, the parties state as follows:
1. As part of this Court's Case Management Order entered in this case on August 28, 2012, (see Dkt. No. 96), the Court stated that it would refer this matter for settlement conference with a Magistrate Judge, to be conducted no later than January 11, 2013. This Court's Case Management Order further requires the parties to submit an updated Joint Case Management Conference Statement on January 18, 2013.
2. On September 10, 2012, pursuant to the parties' stipulation regarding selection of a Magistrate Judge, this Court referred this case to Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal for settlement conference. The Court further directed that the settlement 14 conference was to be completed within ninety (90) days of the date of the Order 15 (see Dkt. No. 97) (i.e., December 7, 2012). 16 3. On September 25, 2012, Judge Grewal's chambers provided counsel for the 17 parties with three (3) dates in November on which Judge Grewal would be 18 19 available to conduct the settlement conference: November 5, 2012, November 19, 20 2012, and November 26, 2012.
4. Counsel for the parties attempted to consult with their respective clients and with 22 each other to agree upon one of the three (3) proposed dates. 23 5. Before the parties and their counsel could coordinate this agreement, however, 24 25 Judge Grewal's chambers notified the parties that the three (3) dates originally 26 proposed in November were no longer available.
6. Judge Grewal's chambers has now advised the parties that Judge Grewal would 2 be available on January 4, 2013, to conduct the settlement conference. While this 3 date is before the date originally specified by this Court in its Case Management 4 Order, it is after the time period specified by this Court in its subsequent Order 5 6 7 referring the case to Judge Grewal for the settlement conference. 7. The parties respectfully submit that if the settlement conference is held on January 8 4, 2013, there would be sufficient time for the parties to submit an updated Joint 9 Case Management Conference Statement by January 18, 2013.
8. The parties have attempted to act diligently with respect to the scheduling of the settlement conference. The requested modification will have no effect on any of the other scheduled dates in this matter.
WHEREFORE, the parties respectfully request that this Court grant the parties' 15 Stipulation to conduct the settlement conference before Judge Grewal on January 4, 2013. 16 Agreed to by:
Dated: October 16, 2012 /s/ Daniel M. Shafer Daniel M. Shafer 20 THE LANIER LAW FIRM, P.C. Christopher D. Banys (SBN: 230038 (CA)) 21 Daniel M. Shafer (SBN: 244839 (CA)) 22 The Lanier Law Firm, P.C. 2200 Geng Road, Suite 200 23 Palo Alto, CA 94303 Tel: (650) 332-9100 24 Fax: (650) 322-9103 25 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 26 Counsel for Plaintiff, 27 SMART MEMORY SOLUTIONS, LLC
Dated: October 17, 2012 /s/ Saori Kaji Mark D. Fowler 2 Saori Kaji email@example.com 3 firstname.lastname@example.org 4 DLA Piper LLP (US) 2000 University Avenue 5 East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Tel: (650) 833-2000 6 Fax: (650) 833-2001 7 8 Counsel for Defendant, TOSHIBA AMERICA ELECTRONIC 9 COMPONENTS, INC. 10 11 12 13
PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED.
Hon. Edward M. Chen
IS SO ORDERED
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