June 27, 2013
LAURIE BUECHE, an individual, on behalf of herself, and all persons similarly situated, Plaintiff,
FIDELITY NATIONAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, Defendants.
BLUMENTHAL, NORDREHAUG & BHOWMIK, Norman B. Blumenthal, (SBN 068687), Kyle R. Nordrehaug, (SBN 205975), Aparajit Bhowmik (SBN 248066), Piya Mukherjee, (SBN 274217), La Jolla, CA, Attorneys for Plaintiff.
FORD & HARRISON LLP, Curtis A. Graham, (SBN 215745), Michelle Rapoport (SBN 247459), Connie L. Chen, (SBN 275649), Los Angeles, California, Attorneys for Defendant.
STIPULATION AND ORDER TO VACATE THE FILING DEADLINE FOR PLAINTIFF'S CLASS CERTIFICATION MOTION
JOHN A. MENDEZ, District Judge.
Plaintiff LAURIE BUECHE ("Plaintiff") and Defendant FIDELITY NATIONAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC ("Defendant"), by and through their respective counsel, hereby stipulate as follows:
WHEREAS, the Court, by stipulation of the parties, continued the deadline for Plaintiff to file her class certification motion to August 5, 2013 to facilitate the parties' settlement discussions and Defendant's contemplated motion to compel arbitration;
WHEREAS, on May 22, 2013 Defendant filed its Motion to Compel Arbitration, Dismiss Class Allegations, and Dismiss PAGA Representative Allegations, [Doc. No. 15];
WHEREAS, Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration is currently under submission;
WHEREAS, the Court's ruling on Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration will affect the scope of this litigation;
WHEREAS, Defendant has objected to the production of certain categories of information prior to the Court's ruling on the pending Motion to Compel Arbitration;
WHEREAS, Plaintiff may need to file a motion to compel discovery relevant to the motion for class certification after the Court rules on Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration;
WHEREAS, the parties agree that judicial resources will be preserved by allowing any discovery motions to be filed after the Court rules on Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration;
WHEREAS, the parties respectfully request the Court to vacate the class certification filing deadline of August 5, 2013, and if necessary following the Court's ruling on Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration, reset the deadline accordingly;
WHEREAS, Defendant makes the foregoing stipulations expressly subject to Plaintiff's agreement that they shall not constitute any waiver by Defendant of its claim that Plaintiff's individual allegations should be compelled to arbitration and that Plaintiff's class allegations should be dismissed. The Parties agree that by entering into this stipulation, Defendant is neither engaging in litigation of this matter nor acting inconsistently with its existing right to compel arbitration.
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereby stipulate and agree, and respectfully request the Court vacate the August 5, 2013 motion for class certification filing deadline, subject it to being reset by the Court, if necessary, following the Court's ruling on Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration.
IT IS SO STIPULATED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.