UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
December 12, 2007
LOMACK, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
CITY OF NEWARK, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hochberg, District Judge
OPINION and ORDER
This matter having come before the Court upon Defendants' request for an adjournment of the Settlement Conference scheduled before this Court on December 19, 2007; and it appearing that the Court's December 6, 2007 order scheduling a Settlement Conference notes the limited circumstances for which the Court will adjourn a Settlement Conference;*fn1 and it appearing that Defendants' counsel requests an adjournment of the Settlement Conference because of a "training seminar scheduled that same day." See Letter from Stefani C. Schwartz, DKT#83; and it appearing that Defendants' counsel has also requested adjournment because "it would be difficult to secure the attendance of [the parties'] clients." See id.; and it appearing that a neither a training seminar nor "difficulty in secur[ing] the attendance" of the parties' clients are among the scheduling conflicts listed in paragraph 6 of the Court's December 6, 2007 order; ACCORDINGLY, it is on this 12th day of December, 2007 ORDERED that the settlement conference scheduled for December shall be adjourned until January 8, 2008 at 1 pm; and it is further
ORDERED that the parties shall nevertheless submit their Settlement Conference Statements in accord with paragraph 4 of the Court's December 6, 2007 order no later than December 19, 2007; and it is further
ORDERED that no further adjournments will be granted except for good cause as described in paragraph 6 of the Court's December 6, 2007 order; and it is further
ORDERED that all other provisions of the Court's December 6, 2007 order remain in force, and that failure to abide by the Court's stated procedures may result in sanctions.
HON. FAITH S. HOCHBERG, U.S.D.J.