The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jennifer L. Thurston United States Magistrate Judge
Complaint filed: 12/21/2011Trial Date: NONE SET STIPULATION AND ORDER TO CONTINUE JOINT SCHEDULING CONFERENCE
DATE: Nov. 28, 2012 TIME: 9:00 a.m. DEPT: 510 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA COME NOW, Plaintiff WILLIAM DALE HOWARD and Defendant CITY OF RIDGECREST, and hereby submit a Stipulation to Continue Scheduling Conference as follows:
WHEREAS, Plaintiff WILLIAM DALE HOWARD and Defendant CITY OF RIDGECREST are currently negotiating toward a resolution of this matter without requiring Court intervention;
WHEREAS, Plaintiff and counsel for Plaintiff is scheduled to meet with counsel for and representatives of Defendant CITY OF RIDGECREST regarding the above-identified matter, along with another matter pending in the Superior Court for the State of California, County of Kern, on December 6, 2012;
WHEREAS, the above-referenced meeting between counsel and the principals is intended as an opportunity for the parties to negotiate a full resolution of the various claims and actions pending between WILLIAM DALE HOWARD and the CITY OF RIDGECREST;
WHEREAS, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties, through their respective counsel of record, that it is in the interest of justice and judicial economy for the Mandatory Scheduling Conference to be re-scheduled to take place at a time after January 1st, 2013 in order to provide a full opportunity to resolve the pending matter(s) and file a Joint Scheduling Conference Report, should such a Report be necessary;
DATED: November 21, 2012 CLIFFORD & BROWN By _________/s/______________________ T. MARK SMITH, ESQ. Attorneys for plaintiff, WILLIAM DALE HOWARD DATED: November ___, 2012 LEMIEUX & O'NEILL By _______________________________ MICHAEL SILANDER, ESQ. Attorneys for defendant, CITY OF RIDGECREST
Good cause appearing, the Court ORDERS:
1. The Scheduling Conference currently set for November 28, 2012 is continued to January 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.;
2. Counsel SHALL file a notice of settlement within three court days of settlement.
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