UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Northern District of California San Francisco Division
January 24, 2013
RICHARD SKAFF, ET AL.,
C SAFARI WEST, INC., ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Laurel Beeler United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REGARDING THE PARTIES' JANUARY 18, 2013 STATUS UPDATE AND SETTING AN INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
This is an action brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act. On October 10, 2012, the
Defendants. [Re: ECF No. 32] 15 parties submitted a joint status update that
informed the court that they are continuing their S S
settlement discussions with mediator Daniel Bowling. 10/10/2012
Status Report, ECF No. 27. 19 Because things apparently were going
well and the parties were in the process of preparing drafts
of settlement documents, the court decided not to set an initial case
management conference at that 21 time. 10/10/2012 Order, ECF No. 28.
Instead, the court ordered the parties to submit another status 22
update no later than November 12, 2012, describing the current status
of the case. Id. 23 On November 26, 2012, the parties filed their
updated status report. 11/26/2012 Status Report, 24 ECF No. 29. In it,
the parties stated that, while things were still going well, certain
scheduling 25 conflicts had prevented them from completing the
settlement process. Id. at 3. Accordingly, the 26 court again declined
to set an initial case management conference at this time ordered the
parties to 27 submit another status update no later than January 18,
2012 that described the current status of the 28 case. 11/28/2013
Order, ECF No. 30.
As ordered, the parties filed another status update on January 18, 2013. 1/18/2013 Status Report, 2 ECF No. 32. They state that they are "very close to confirming an agreement on the equitable relief" 3 and have exchanged counteroffers regarding Plaintiff's monetary demand. Id. at 2. Accordingly, 4 they request that the court set an initial case management conference sometime in March 2013 or 5 thereafter. Id. 6 The court will do so. The court hereby SETS an initial case management conference for March 7 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom C, 15th Floor, United States District Court, 450 Golden Gate 8 Avenue, San Francisco, California. They shall submit a joint case management conference 9 statement no later than March 21, 2013. If the parties reach an agreement to settle all of Plaintiff's 10 claims, they shall promptly notify the court so the initial case management conference can be 11 vacated.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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