The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jon S. Tigar United States District Judge
ORDER SCHEDULING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE THIS DOCUMENT RELATES TO ALL CASES
United States District Court District of California Northern
On May 6, 2013, this Court ordered the above-captioned cases related pursuant to Civil Local Rule 3-12. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16 and Civil Local Rule 16-10(c), 24 the Court hereby orders the parties to appear for a case management conference on June 21, 2013, 25 at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 9, 19th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102. 26
1. Applicability of Order
The court anticipates that the June 21 Case Management Conference will be followed by 28 one or more Case Management Orders. Prior to the entry of such an order, the provisions of this Order shall govern the practice and procedure in each of the above-captioned related actions as 2 well as any other actions subsequently related. 3
Any filings concerning all cases shall recite, below the title of the document, "This Document Relates to All Cases." All such filings shall be filed solely in the Opperman v. Path 6 docket, Case No. 13-cv-00453. Pursuant to General Order 45, Counsel for all parties shall ensure 7 that they are registered to receive notices of electronic filings in the Opperman case via the 8 Electronic Case Filing system. 9
Any filings concerning only one of the above-captioned cases shall recite, below the title 10 of the document, "This Document Relates to [case number] Only" and shall be filed solely in the 11 docket for that case. 12
3. Response Extension and Stay
Prior to the entry of a Case Management Order, Defendants in each action are granted an 14 extension of time, if applicable, for responding to the complaint(s). In addition, all outstanding 15 motions shall be held in abeyance until further order of this Court, and counsel shall recommend a 16 schedule for their resolution, as set forth further below. Discovery proceedings that had been 17 commenced prior to relation may continue; however, no further discovery shall be initiated until 18 further order of the Court. 19
4. Appearances at Case Management Conference
Each party represented by counsel shall appear at the case management conference 21 scheduled for June 21, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. through the party's attorney who will have primary 22 responsibility for the party's interest in the litigation. To minimize costs and facilitate a 23 manageable conference, parties with similar interests may agree to have an attending attorney 24 represent the party at the conference. No party shall be precluded from other representation by 25 designating an attorney to represent the party at the conference, nor will attendance at the 26 conference waive objections to jurisdiction, venue, or service. However, any agreements reached, 27 or representations made, at the hearing by the attending attorney will be binding on any party on 28 whose behalf that attorney appears.
Counsel are expected to familiarize themselves with the Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth (2004) ("MCL 4th"), including in particular, §§ 22.6--22.63, and be prepared at the 3 conference to suggest procedures that will facilitate ...