Local Civil Rule 4.1 CANCELLATION OR CONFIRMATION OF STATUS CONFERENCE (a) Scope. This rule shall apply to all cases governed by a Case Schedule pursuant to LR 4. (b) Cancellation or Confirmation of Status Conference; Form. If all parties do not sign the Cancellation or Confirmation of Status Conference form or give telephonic authority for signature on the form, a status conference shall be held. The plaintiff shall, after conferring with all other parties, file, serve, and provide to the Court Administrator's Office, a form entitled "Cancellation or Confirmation;" which will be in substantially the following form: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR BENTON AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES ) Plaintiff(s) ) Case No. ) V. ) CANCELLATION/CONFIRMATION ) OF STATUS CONFERENCE ) Defendant(s) ) I. CANCELLATION [ ] The parties make the following joint representations and hereby cancel the scheduled Status Conference: 1. No additional parties will be joined. 2. All parties have been served or have waived service. 3. All mandatory pleadings have been filed. 4. No additional claims or defenses will be raised 5. None of the parties desire revision to the case schedule 6. All parties have cooperated in completing this report. II. CONFIRMATION [ ] The parties are unable to make the foregoing joint representation and require a status conference, as explained below: IF THE ABOVE BOX IS CHECKED, THERE WILL BE A TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE, AS NOTED IN THE CASE SCHEDULE, AT WHICH ALL PARTIES OR THEIR ATTORNEYS MUST APPEAR. [ ] An additional party will be joined. [ ] A party remains to be served. [ ] An additional claim or defense will be raised. [ ] One or more parties desire revision to the Case Schedule. [ ] A party has refused to cooperate in drafting this report. [ ] Other explanation: _________________________________________________________ In order to obtain the Court's direction in the matters described above, the parties will appear at an initial telephonic conference, the date of which, as stated in the Case Schedule, is: ____________________________________________________________________ PLAINTIFF or PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY DATED: ____________ SIGNED: _________________________________________ Typed Name: ______________________________________ WSBA #: ______________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ Phone: _____________ Attorney(s) for: ___________________________________________________________ DEFENDANT or DEFENDANT'S ATTORNEY DATED: ____________ SIGNED: _________________________________________ Typed Name: ______________________________________ WSBA #: ______________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ Phone: _____________ Attorney(s) for: ___________________________________________________________ (c) Parties to Confer in Completing Form. The plaintiff shall confer with all other parties in completing the form. If any party fails to cooperate in completing the form, any other party may file and serve the form and note the refusal to cooperate. (d) Status Conference. All parties must, on the date designated by the Court in the Case Schedule, participate in a telephonic status conference with a Judge, Commissioner or Special Master designated by the Court Administrator. See LR 4.2. (e) Additional Parties, Claims, and Defenses. No additional parties may be joined, and no additional claims or defenses may be raised, after the date designated in the Case Schedule for Status Conference, unless the Court orders otherwise for good cause and subject to such conditions as justice requires. (f) Party-initiated Status Conference. Parties are encouraged at any time to contact the Court Administrator to schedule a telephonic status conference to assist the parties in resolving case scheduling problems, including requests to change the trial date. (g) Cases Subject to Mandatory Arbitration. If a statement of arbitrability pursuant to LMAR 2.1 is filed, the case will then be governed by LMARs unless and until there is a request for a trial de novo or the case is otherwise removed from the Mandatory Arbitration Calendar pursuant to LMAR 7.1 [Adopted Effective September 1, 2000; Amended Effective September 1, 2001, September 1, 2009, September 1, 2011]
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