Morrow v. Commercial Trade, Inc.

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-03399

ORDER by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers denying {{15}} Motion to Appear by Telephone; Continuing Case Management Conference; Setting Compliance Hearing.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 ANDREA MORROW, 9 Case No. 15-cv-03399-YGR Plaintiff, 10 v. ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR 11 TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE; CONTINUING COMMERCIAL TRADE, INC., CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE; 12 SETTING COMPLIANCE HEARING Northern District of California Defendant. United States District Court 13 Re: Dkt. No. 15 14 Defendant has filed a motion to appear by telephone at the initial Case Management 15 Conference ("CMC") set for November 9, 2015. (Dkt. No. 15.) The basis for the motion is that 16 defense counsel is located in Sacramento, California, "approximately 85 miles" from the Court. 17 (Id. at 1.) The request is DENIED. The Court has reviewed the parties' joint CMC statement and 18 determined that personal appearances are required. However, the CMC currently set for 19 November 9, 2015 is CONTINUED to November 30, 2015. 20 Alternatively, the parties may consent to a magistrate judge of their choice for all purposes. 21 The Court SETS a compliance hearing on November 20, 2015 at 9:01 a.m. in the Federal 22 Courthouse, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, California, Courtroom 1. Five (5) business days prior to 23 the date of the compliance hearing, the parties shall file either: (1) a joint stipulation to a 24 magistrate judge for all purposes, or (2) a joint statement verifying counsel have personally 25 reviewed each magistrate judge's profile and have discussed the options with opposing counsel 26 and their clients but have been unable to reach consensus. If compliance is complete, the parties 27 need not appear and the compliance hearing will be taken off calendar. Failure to file the required 28 joint filing may result in sanctions. If the parties have not stipulated to a magistrate judge, the 1 CMC will proceed before the undersigned. 2 This Order terminates Docket Number 15. 3 IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 Dated: November 4, 2015 5 ______________________________________ YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE 7 8 9 10 11 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2