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Stipulation-Early Organizational Meeting {LACIV 229}

This is a California form that can be used for Voluntary Efficient Litigation Stipulations within Local County, Los Angeles.

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NAME AND ADDRESS OF ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY: STATE BAR NUMBER Reserved for Clerk's File Stamp TELEPHONE NO.: E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional): ATTORNEY FOR (Name): COURTHOUSE ADDRESS: PLAINTIFF: DEFENDANT: FAX NO. (Optional): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES STIPULATION ­ EARLY ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING CASE NUMBER: This stipulation is intended to encourage cooperation among the parties at an early stage in the litigation and to assist the parties in efficient case resolution. The parties agree that: 1. The parties commit to conduct an initial conference (in-person or via teleconference or via videoconference) within 15 days from the date this stipulation is signed, to discuss and consider whether there can be agreement on the following: a. Are motions to challenge the pleadings necessary? If the issue can be resolved by amendment as of right, or if the Court would allow leave to amend, could an amended complaint resolve most or all of the issues a demurrer might otherwise raise? If so, the parties agree to work through pleading issues so that a demurrer need only raise issues they cannot resolve. Is the issue that the defendant seeks to raise amenable to resolution on demurrer, or would some other type of motion be preferable? Could a voluntary targeted exchange of documents or information by any party cure an uncertainty in the pleadings? b. Initial mutual exchanges of documents at the "core" of the litigation. (For example, in an employment case, the employment records, personnel file and documents relating to the conduct in question could be considered "core." In a personal injury case, an incident or police report, medical records, and repair or maintenance records could be considered "core."); c. Exchange of names and contact information of witnesses; d. Any insurance agreement that may be available to satisfy part or all of a judgment, or to indemnify or reimburse for payments made to satisfy a judgment; e. Exchange of any other information that might be helpful to facilitate understanding, handling, or resolution of the case in a manner that preserves objections or privileges by agreement; f. Controlling issues of law that, if resolved early, will promote efficiency and economy in other phases of the case. Also, when and how such issues can be presented to the Court; g. Whether or when the case should be scheduled with a settlement officer, what discovery or court ruling on legal issues is reasonably required to make settlement discussions meaningful, and whether the parties wish to use a sitting judge or a private mediator or other options as LACIV 229 (Rev 02/15) LASC Approved 04/11 For Optional Use STIPULATION ­ EARLY ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Page 1 of 2 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com SHORT TITLE: CASE NUMBER: discussed in the "Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Information Package" served with the complaint; h. Computation of damages, including documents, not privileged or protected from disclosure, on which such computation is based; i. 2. Whether the case is suitable for the Expedited Jury Trial procedures (see information at www.lacourt.org under "Civil" and then under "General Information"). The time for a defending party to respond to a complaint or cross-complaint will be extended to ____________________ for the complaint, and ______________________ for the cross(INSERT DATE) (INSERT DATE) complaint, which is comprised of the 30 days to respond under Government Code § 68616(b), and the 30 days permitted by Code of Civil Procedure section 1054(a), good cause having been found by the Civil Supervising Judge due to the case management benefits provided by this Stipulation. A copy of the General Order can be found at www.lacourt.org under "Civil", click on "General Information", then click on "Voluntary Efficient Litigation Stipulations". 3. The parties will prepare a joint report titled "Joint Status Report Pursuant to Initial Conference and Early Organizational Meeting Stipulation, and if desired, a proposed order summarizing results of their meet and confer and advising the Court of any way it may assist the parties' efficient conduct or resolution of the case. The parties shall attach the Joint Status Report to the Case Management Conference statement, and file the documents when the CMC statement is due. References to "days" mean calendar days, unless otherwise noted. If the date for performing any act pursuant to this stipulation falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Court holiday, then the time for performing that act shall be extended to the next Court day 4. The following parties stipulate: Date: (TYPE OR PRINT NAME) Date: (TYPE OR PRINT NAME) Date: (TYPE OR PRINT NAME) Date: (TYPE OR PRINT NAME) Date: (TYPE OR PRINT NAME) Date: (TYPE OR PRINT NAME) Date: (TYPE OR PRINT NAME) LACIV 229 (Rev 02/15) LASC Approved 04/11 (ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF) (ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT) (ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT) (ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT) (ATTORNEY FOR _____________________) (ATTORNEY FOR _____________________) (ATTORNEY FOR _____________________) STIPULATION ­ EARLY ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Page 2 of 2 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com

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