HARMEET K. DHILLON, ESQ., (SBN: 207873), PRIYA D.BRANDES, ESQ., (SBN: 286714), DHILLON & SMITH LLP, San Francisco, California, Attorneys for Defendants Sanat Kumar Sethy, Geetup, Inc., and Geetup Systems, Inc.
JAVID RUBENS LLP, Arman Javid, (SBN 191572), Attorneys for Plaintiff.
STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO CONTINUE THE CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
JEFFREY S. WHITE, District Judge.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED between Plaintiff Clockware Inc. ("Clockware") and Defendants Sanat Kumar Sethy, Geetup, Inc., and Geetup Systems, Inc. (collectively, "Defendants") ("Parties"), acting through their respective counsel, that:
1. On February 14, 2013, Clockware filed a Complaint against Defendants. Defendants acknowledge notice of the suit, and stipulate to the receipt of the same. Defendants have not answered the Complaint. The court-ordered deadline to answer expired on October 31, 2013.
2. The parties executed a Settlement Agreement on September 17, 2013 that was expected to lead to the dismissal of all claims upon Defendants satisfying certain requirements and making an initial settlement payment.
3. Plaintiff's and Defendants' counsel have been in regular contact about the matter and cooperating on completing the settlement requirements. Unfortunately, these efforts halted recently because Defendants' counsel has been unable to contact its clients in any manner since November 13, 2013. Accordingly, Defendants' counsel will be bringing a motion in the next two weeks for an order permitting counsel to withdraw its representation of all Defendants.
4. Defendants partially satisfied the settlement requirements, but have failed to satisfy other critical requirements and missed stated settlement agreement deadlines. Accordingly, Plaintiff intends to bring a motion in the next 30 days for leave of court to amend the complaint to add a claim for breach of settlement agreement and related claims.
5. The Case Management Conference, per recent Court order, is scheduled for December 13, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.
6. In light of the recent settlement complications that require Plaintiff to amend the complaint, and in order to provide Defendant's counsel the necessary time to file its motion to withdraw, it is requested that the Case Management Conference and all related deadlines be continued 90 days or taken off calendar pending the outcome of the proposed motions.
I, Priya D. Brandes, hereby attest, pursuant to N.D. Cal. General Order No. 45 and Local Rule 5-1, that the concurrence to the filing of this document has been obtained from each signatory hereto.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
The date of the Case Management Conference shall be continued 90 days to ________________, 2014 or taken off calendar pending the parties' proposed motions ...