United States District Court, C.D. California
November 21, 2014
BP INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED
MICHAELS STORES, INC., AND UMBRA LTD
For BP Industries Incorporated, Plaintiff: John W Martin, Law Office of John W Martin, Manhattan Beach, CA.
For Michaels Stores, Inc., Defendant: Allan Gabriel, LEAD ATTORNEY, Vivian I Kim, Dykema Gossett LLP, Los Angeles, CA.
CIVIL MINUTES -- GENERAL
HONORABLE VIRGINIA A. PHILLIPS, U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE.
PROCEEDINGS: MINUTE ORDER (1) VACATING NOVEMBER 24, 2014 STATUS CONFERENCE AND (2) ORDERING PARTIES TO SHOW CAUSE FOR FAILURE TO FILE A JOINT MEDIATION REPORT (IN CHAMBERS)
On June 23, 2014, the parties appeared for a scheduling conference. (Doc. No. 32.) At the scheduling conference, the parties stated there was a chance this case would settle. As a result, the Court continued the scheduling conference and ordered that the parties participate in a settlement conference by no later than August 29, 2014. (Id.) The Court required the parties to file a joint report no later than 10 days after the settlement conference regarding the progress of mediation. (Id.) The parties filed -- and the Court granted -- a joint stipulation to continue the mediation deadline to October 31, 2014 and to continue the scheduling conference to November 24, 2014. (Doc. Nos. 33-34.)
To date, the Court has not received a joint report from the parties regarding the progress of mediation. Accordingly, the Court VACATES the scheduling conference set for November 24, 2014, and ORDERS the parties to show cause in writing, no later than November 25, 2014, why they should not be sanctioned for failing to file the mediation report timely.
The parties may discharge this order by filing a notice of settlement by November 25, 2014.
IT IS SO ORDERED.