JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO FILE RESPONSIVE PLEADING BY APRIL 12, 2013 AND CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE
The parties to the above-entitled action hereby stipulate that good cause exists to continue the Status conference currently scheduled for March 4, 2013, and establish a due date for Defendants to file a responsive pleading. The parties are actively engaged in settlement discussions, and have scheduled an informal settlement-protected site inspection. The parties are continuing to make progress on their settlement discussions and request this additional time with the intention of resolving the remaining differences. Pursuant to Local Rule 143(b), the parties present the following stipulation for consideration by the court.
The Complaint in this action was filed on November 9, 2012. Defendants have been aware 2 of the Complaint since November 9, 2012. The parties acknowledge that Defendants have had 3 actual notice of the lawsuit since November 9, 2012, and that service is a mere formality at this time. 4
The parties stipulate that the undersigned counsel for Defendants will accept service for all 5 defendants. Plaintiff's counsel sent notice of the lawsuit, copy of the complaint, and request to 6 waive service of summons pursuant to FRCP 4(d) to Defendants' counsel on February 11, 2013. 7
Pursuant to FRCP 4(d) and 12(a)(1)(A)(ii), Defendants have sixty (60) days from February 11, 2013 8 to file a responsive pleading to the Complaint. The parties therefore stipulate that Defendants' 9 responsive pleading shall be filed on or before April 12, 2013.
Counsel for Plaintiff and Defendants are presently discussing settlement terms and have made progress towards resolving this case without further judicial involvement. By order of the Court, a Status Conference is set for March 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM. With permission of the Court, the parties stipulate to extending the date of the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference and the Status Report due fourteen (14) days prior to such Status Conference. The parties would prefer to focus their resources on resolving this case. As such, the parties respectfully request that the March 4, 2013 Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference be continued until a date no sooner that twenty-one (21) days from the date that Defendants file their responsive pleading, with a Joint Status Report to be filed by the parties at least fourteen (14) days prior to the Status Conference
The parties respectfully request that the Court grant this stipulation
and sign the order below
reflecting these new dates. 3
Respectfully Submitted, 5 6 DATED: February 13, 2013 JACKSON & TUERCK /s/ Robert J. Tuerck 7 Robert J. Tuerck, Attorney for Plaintiff CALIFORNIA SPORTFISHING PROTECTION 8 ALLIANCE 9 DATED: February 13, 2013 PAUL HAGEN /s/ Paul Hagen By: Paul Hagen Attorney for Defendants
BETTENDORF TRUCKING ENTERPRISES and RON BORGES
Based upon the foregoing Stipulation and good cause appearing therefore:
1. Service of Summons shall be deemed waived by all Defendants;
2. Defendants shall file a responsive pleading on or before April 12, 2012;
3. The Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference currently set for March 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. shall be continued to ...