Pursuant to the Parties stipulation and by agreement of the Special Master, theParties seek an amendment to the scheduling order issued setting the deadline for submittal,review, and adoption by this Court of the Unitary Status Plan. The Parties seek anopportunity to collaboratively resolve through an informal process any objections to theinitial USP proposed by the Special Master prior to presenting it to the Court for review,amendment, and adoption. Currently, the schedule calls for a formal review process with allobjections to be fully briefed and ready for disposition by the Court as of:
October 12, 2012.
The Parties’ proposed changes will result in full briefing being completed by
The Parties believe this revised schedule will provide nine additional weeks todevelop the plan before it is presented to the Court and holds the promise of greater consensus among the Parties, greater specificity where desired, greater coherence, and a moresolid legal basis for the USP.Based on the explanation for these changes contained in the memorandum submittedto the Court by the Special Master on behalf of the Parties, the Court finds good cause toamend the scheduling order issued on June 15, 2012.
Accordingly,IT IS ORDERED
that the memorandum from the Special Master, dated July 12,2012, shall be filed by the Clerk of the Court into the record.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED
that rather than filing the draft initial USP with theCourt on July 13, 2012, the Special Master shall release the draft initial USP to the partieson
July 13, 2012.IT IS FURTHER ORDERED
that subsequent to being provided with the draftinitial USP, the parties shall work collaboratively to come to agreement about elements of the plan to resolve issues informally, prior to submitting any unresolved issues for formalresolution by the Court.
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