Smithv.United States

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIAMar 14, 2012
No. C 10-00212 WHA (N.D. Cal. Mar. 14, 2012)

No. C 10-00212 WHA

03-14-2012

ROBERT SMITH and JODI SMITH, Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, TIMOTHY MUNSIL, and DOES 1-20, inclusive, Defendants.


REMINDER NOTICE OF

UPCOMING TRIAL AND

FINAL PRETRIAL

CONFERENCE

This notice serves as a friendly reminder that this case remains set for a FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE on APRIL 30, 2012, at 2:00 P.M., with a BENCH TRIAL on MAY 7, 2012. Please consult the existing case management order and review and follow all standing guidelines and orders of the undersigned for civil cases on the Court's website at http://www.cand.uscourts.gov. Continuances will rarely be granted.

The final pretrial conference will be an important event, for it will be there that the shape of the upcoming trial will be determined, including in limine orders, time limits and exhibit mechanics. Lead trial counsel must attend.

To avoid any misunderstanding with respect to the final pretrial conference and trial, the Court wishes to emphasize that all filings and appearances must be made — on pain of dismissal, default or other sanction — unless and until a dismissal fully resolving the case is received. It will not be enough to inform the clerk that a settlement in principle has been reached or to lodge a partially executed settlement agreement or to lodge a fully executed agreement (or dismissal) that resolves less than the entire case. Where, however, a fully-executed and unconditional settlement agreement clearly and fully disposing of the entire case is lodged reasonably in advance of the pretrial conference or trial and only a ministerial act remains, the Court will arrange a status conference to work out an alternate procedure pending a formal dismissal.

Please state whether the Court can be of further ADR assistance (but avoid stating offers, counteroffers or dollar amounts).

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WILLIAM ALSUP


UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE