United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
STRITMATTER KESSLER WHELAN KOEHLER MOORE KAHLER Daniel R.
Laurence, Attorneys for Plaintiff Carol Bergson
ANDREWS-SKINNER, P.S. PAMELA M. ANDREWS, ALISON L. MARKETTE,
Attorneys for Defendant Serco, Inc.
BADLEY SPELLMAN, P.S. Cindy G. Flynn, John C. Dippold,
Attorneys for Defendant Parsons Corporation
OFFICES OF KENNETH R. SEARCE Kasey Myhra, Attorneys for
Defendant Walton Investment Services, Inc.
OFFICES OF TIMOTHY J. FARLEY Richard P. Roberts, Attorneys
for Defendant MBA Consulting Services
JOINT MOTION FOR ORDER TO CONTINUE PRETRIAL
RICARDO S. MARTINEZ, CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Carol Bergson and Defendants Parsons, MBA Consulting
Services, Inc., Serco, Inc. and Walton Investment Co., Inc.,
hereby stipulate to entry of the following order without
further notice. (The remaining defendants named in this
action may not yet have been served with process and/or have
not yet filed notices of appearance in the action.)
motion is based upon the Court's inherent authority to
manage its own schedule, and the following facts:
The Complaint for Personal Injuries in this action was filed
with the Court on September 21, 2017. See Dkt. 1.
The Complaint alleges Plaintiff was injured at a post office
situated on real estate owned by Defendant Walton Investment
Co., Inc. and leased to the U.S. Postal Service, when she
fell in an area alleged to have been designed and/or
constructed by one or more of the Defendants. See
generally, Dkt. 1.
Court issued its Order Regarding Initial Disclosures, Joint
Status Report, and Early Settlement on September 28, 2017.
See Dkt. 3. That order set the following deadlines:
Deadline for FRCP 26(f) Conference:
Initial Disclosures Pursuant to FRCP 26(a)(1)
Combined Joint Status Report and Discovery:
Plan as Required by FRCP 26(f) and Local Civil Rule
FRCP 4(m), Plaintiff has a presumptive 90 days from the date
of filing to complete service of process. On September 29,
2017, Plaintiff initiated service of process against the
identified non-governmental defendants -- except Walton
Investment Co., Inc. (which waived service of process) --
under FRCP 4(d), requesting waiver of the summons. Defendants
receiving a request for waiver of service have up to 60 days
from the date the waiver request was sent to answer the
complaints or file a Rule 12 motion. FRCP 12(a)(1)(A)(ii)
Plaintiff delivered process to the local United States
Attorney and/or her civil process clerk on October 30, 2017,
pursuant to FRCP 4(i)(1)(A)(i) and (ii). The United States
has 60 days after service to answer. FRCP 12(a)(2).
parties have confirmed receipt of service of process in this
action, though it service has been initiated with respect to
all defendants except the unknown defendants. Defendant
Walton Investment Co., Inc. waived service of process on
November 1, 2017, but has not yet filed a formal appearance
in this ...