On May 15, 2006, the parties entered an agreed order to (1) strike the currently scheduled dates; (2) reschedule the refiling date for the tortious interference amendment to May 18th; (3) reschedule the response date for the answer and/or other pleading to June 8th; and (4) reset the next court status appearance to June 14 at 9 am. Rescheduling accommodates plaintiff's June travel calendar.
If the defendant opts to answer the tortious interference count, it will be at issue on June 14th. If defendant files a motion to dismiss it, a motion for judgment on the pleadings, or a motion for summary judgment, the court will set a briefing schedule on June 14th that could extend through the summer.
In either case, the court may also schedule dispositive motions, a deposition schedule for the expert, and a trial date at this status meeting. We continue to hope the court will rule on the two pending issues before the next status.