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Case 1:12-cv-00428-LJO-SKO Document 26 Filed 08/03/12 Page 1 of 5

BETTS & RUBIN, A Professional Corporation
Attorneys at Law
907 Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 201
Fresno, California 93721
Telephone: (559) 438-8500
Facsimile: (559) 438-6959
James B. Betts (State Bar #110222)
Joseph D. Rubin (State Bar #149920)
GEORGESON & BELARDINELLI
1111 E. Herndon, Ste. 217
Fresno, California 93720
C. Russell Georgeson (State Bar # 53590)
CITY OF FRESNO
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93721-3602
Telephone: (559) 621-7500
Facsimile: (559) 488-1084
James C. Sanchez, City Attorney (State Bar #116356)
Francine M. Kanne, Assistant City Attorney (State Bar #139028)
Attorneys for Defendants CITY OF FRESNO, ASHLEY SWEARENGIN, MARK SCOTT,
BRUCE RUDD, GREG BARFIELD, JERRY DYER and PHILLIP WEATHERS

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

LUIS SANCHEZ,

Plaintiff,

v.

CITY OF FRESNO, ASHLEY
SWEARENGIN, MARK SCOTT, BRUCE
RUDD, GREG BARFIELD, JERRY DYER,
PHILLIP WEATHERS, MALCOLM
DOUGHERTY and DOES 1 through 100,
inclusive,

Defendants.

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Case No. 1:12-CV-00428-LJO-SKO
STIPULATION AND ORDER RE:
DEADLINES
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Stipulation and Order

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No. 1:12-CV-01123-LJO-SKO
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No. 1:12-CV-01215-LJO-SK O
The parties, through their respective counsel of record, hereby stipulate as

follows:
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2.

Plaintiffs shall serve the remaining lawsuits by August 3, 2012;
Each of the related actions shall be deemed consolidated for purposes of
pretrial and discovery, but not for trial, and filings pertaining to all actions shall be filed
only in Sanchez v. City of Fresno, et al., Case No. 1:12-CV-00428-LJO-SKO. If a filing
relates to one or more cases other than Sanchez, these case numbers will be noted on
the first page of the filing document, under the Sanchez case number;

3.

Defendants shall file and serve their responsive pleadings to all of the

lawsuits by September 7, 2012;

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If any Defendant chooses to file a Rule 12 Motion:
a.

The Defendant(s) will address any issue that is universal to all of
the complaints by addressing the allegations in the complaint in
Sanchez that are contained in all complaints (any ruling will be
applicable to all cases);
If there is an issue that is not universal to all of the complaints,
Defendant(s) will reference the disputed issue and the applicable
complaint and case number in the notice and separately address
the issue in their motions and briefs;

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c.

d.

The Defendant(s) will be allowed to file separate motions as
follows: one motion on behalf of defendants Swearengin, Scott,
Rudd, Barfield, Dyer and Weathers (the Individual City
Defendants), one motion on behalf of the City of Fresno, and one
motion on behalf of defendant Dougherty;
Each motion shall be treated as a separate motion for purposes of
page limitation requirements;

5.

The parties shall serve their initial Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosures by

September 15, 2012;

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Discovery will be open to all parties on September 15, 2012;
Inspection of the storage units can be sought pursuant to discovery.

In addition, prior to discovery, inspection of said units can be arranged at a mutually
convenient date and time;

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Once the matter is at issue, the parties will arrange a further status

conference before Magistrate Judge Oberto.

Dated: August 2, 2012

BETTS & RUBIN

James B. Betts

By /s/ James B. Betts
Attorneys for Defendants CITY OF FRESNO,
ASHLEY SWEARENGIN, MARK SCOTT, BRUCE
RUDD, GREG BARFIELD, JERRY DYER and
PHILLIP WEATHERS

Dated: August 2, 2012

GEORGESON & BELARDINELLI

Russell Georgeson

By /s/ Russell Georgeson
Attorneys for Defendants CITY OF FRESNO,
ASHLEY SWEARENGIN, MARK SCOTT, BRUCE
RUDD, GREG BARFIELD, JERRY DYER and
PHILLIP WEATHERS

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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Dated: August 2, 2012

By /s/ John K. Hoxie
Attorney for Defendant Malcolm Dougherty

John K. Hoxie, Esq.

ARNOLD & PORTER, LLP

Dated: August 2, 2012

By /s/ Paul Alexander
Attorney for Plaintiffs

Paul Alexander

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.

Dated: August 2, 2012

By /s/ Chris Schneider
Attorney for Plaintiffs

Chris Schneider

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.

Dated: August 2, 2012

By /s/ Christina Hathaway
Attorney for Plaintiffs

Christina Hathaway

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.

Dated: August 2, 2012

By /s/ Suzanne Swenk
Attorney for Plaintiffs

Suzanne Swenk

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.

Dated: August 2, 2012

By /s/ Naureen M. Nalia
Attorney for Plaintiffs

Naureen M. Nalia

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O R D E R

Based upon the stipulation of the parties, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

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The Plaintiffs will serve the remaining lawsuits by August 3, 2012;

The responsive pleadings of Defendants to all of the lawsuits will be

served and filed by September 7, 2012;

If a Rule 12 Motion is filed by Defendants, the Defendants may file one
motion on behalf of Dougherty, one on behalf of the City of Fresno, and
one on behalf of the Individual City Defendants. Each motion shall be
treated as a separate motion for purposes of page limitation requirements;

To the extent Defendants elect to file an answer, as opposed to a Rule 12
motion, Defendants may file an answer on behalf of Defendant
Dougherty, an answer on behalf of the City of Fresno, and an answer on
behalf of the Individual City Defendants to all the complaints collectively.
Any individualized admissions, denials, or affirmative defenses that
pertain only to a specific complaint or group of complaints should be set
out separately in the answer, delineated by case name and number to
which the individual admissions, denials, and/or affirmative defenses
pertain.

Initial Rule 26 Disclosures will be served on September 15, 2012; and

Discovery will open for both parties on September 15, 2012.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Dated: August 2, 2012
ie14hj

/s/ Sheila K. Oberto
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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