JOINT STATUS REPORT AND STIPULATION TO FURTHER STAY PROCEEDINGS; [PROPOSED] ORDER
CAM FERENBACH, Magistrate Judge.
Pursuant to the Court's March 10, 2017 Order, Plaintiff Brett Scovil and Defendants Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc., and Medtronic Verterlink, Inc. (collectively, "Medtronic") submit the following joint status report and stipulation to further stay proceedings.
The parties reached a confidential settlement of this case, and all deadlines in this action were stayed to permit the parties to engage in settlement discussions.
Since filing the last stipulation to stay the proceedings, Plaintiff and the other claimants involved in this global settlement have continued to work diligently with Medtronic and the settlement administrator to advance the progress of the settlement. The only remaining obstacle to the dismissal of this action and a settlement payment being made to Plaintiff is Plaintiff's final resolution of a lien claim by health insurer, Humana Inc. Plaintiff anticipates that Humana's lien claim will be able to be resolved within 30-60 days.
Based on the substantial progress that has been made in this settlement process, no purpose will be served by lifting the stay where the parties expect that settlement will be completed. Accordingly, in order to conserve the resources of the Court and the parties, and to allow the time needed to finalize the settlement, the parties respectfully request that the Court stay this action for three months from the entry of the Court's Order. Should the parties finalize a settlement prior to that time, the parties will promptly notify the court by voluntarily dismissing the action with prejudice.
Should this action not be dismissed by that time, the parties shall submit a status report and request for continued stay on or before the expiration of the stay.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a status hearing is scheduled for 1:00 PM, September 18, 2017, in courtroom 3D.
IT IS SO ORDERED.