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West Bend Mutual Ins. Co. v. West Galena Development Inc.

United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Western Division

July 3, 2014

West Bend Mutual Ins. Co., Plaintiff,
v.
West Galena Development Inc. et al., Defendants.

ORDER

LAIN D. JOHNSTON, District Judge.

Upon review of the docket, the Court noted that not all of the parties consented to proceed before the magistrate judge as required by 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(c)(1). See Jaliwala v. United States, 945 F.2d 221 (7th Cir. 1991). Specifically, Defendants West Galena Development, Inc., Chain & Link, Inc., and Jeffrey and Judy Hartness, Individually, have not consented to proceed before the magistrate judge, as they have not even appeared. Accordingly, the Court strikes minute entry [42] approving the settlement agreement and the approved settlement agreement [43]. It is the report and recommendation of the Court that the agreed motion to approve the settlement agreement between plaintiff West Bend and minor defendant S.H. [40] be granted and, pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the claims against defendant S.H. be dismissed with prejudice. Any objection to the Report and Recommendation is due by 7/21/2014. The Plaintiff's anticipated motion for judgment against the defaulting defendants remains due 7/8/2014 and the telephonic status hearing remains set for 7/10/2014 at 9:00 AM. The parties are directed to contact the Court's operations specialist by 7/8 with their contact information so that the Court can place the call.


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