STIPULATION AND ORDER TO BE REFERRED TO MEDIATION UNDER GENERAL ORDER 56
HAYWOOD S. GILLIAM, Jr., District Judge.
By and through their attorneys of record, Plaintiffs TRACY ROUSSEAU and STAN ROUSSEAU ("Plaintiffs") and Defendants ST. HELENA HOSPITAL and ADVENTIST HEALTHCARE/WEST ("Defendants") hereby stipulate and agree as follows:
WHEREAS, this case has been assigned for early disclosures and mediation under General Order 56;
WHEREAS, pursuant to General Order 56, the Parties must complete a site inspection and then wait 42 days before filing a Notice of Need for Mediation;
WHEREAS, the alleged barrier to access under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) in this case arises from policies, not architectural barriers;
WHEREAS, the parties agree that a site inspection is not necessary in order to prepare them for mediation;
WHEREAS, the Parties wish to resolve this matter as expeditiously as possible;
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by and between the Parties that this case should be referred to mediation under General Order 56 immediately.
Pursuant to the stipulation of the parties, and for good cause shown, it is hereby ORDERED that this case shall be referred to mediaation immediately.
Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1, I hereby attest that on July 11, 2017, I, Celia McGuinness, attorney with Derby, McGuinness & Goldsmith, LLP, received the concurrence of Dominique Pollara in the filing of this document.