America v. Barreto

District of Columbia, dcd-1:2003-cv-01807

ORDER denying {{4}} Motion to Dismiss or, in the alternative, for Summary Judgment, denying as moot {{21}} Motion for Discovery. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 12/27/06. (lcplf1) Additional attachment(s) added on 12/27/2006 (lcplf1,).

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ___________________________________________) RICHARD AMERICA,)) Plaintiff,)) v.) Civil Action No. 03-1807 (PLF)) STEVEN PRESTON,) Administrator, Small Business Administration,)) Defendant.) ___________________________________________) ORDER For the reasons set forth in the Opinion issued this same day, it is hereby ORDERED that the Small Business Administration's motion [4] to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary judgment is DENIED; it is FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff's motion [21] for leave to commence discovery is DENIED as moot; and it is FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall submit a joint report in conformity with Local Civil Rule 16.3 on or before January 19, 2007 as to how they wish to proceed in this case and specifically whether referral at this point to a Magistrate Judge for settlement discussions or to a court-appointed mediator would be appropriate. Counsel shall appear before the Court for a status conference on February 14, 2007 at 9:15 a.m. SO ORDERED. ____/s/_____________________ PAUL L. FRIEDMAN DATE: December 27, 2006 United States District Judge