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14-1704 - Cecchini v. Schenck et al

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14-1704 - Cecchini v. Schenck et al
February 29, 2016
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ORDER GRANTING in part and DENYING in part 31 Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 2/29/2016. (Hillier, D.)
March 7, 2017
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e for the filing of the joint trial memorandum until June 12, 2017. Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 3/7/17. (Tegeler, D.)ORDER. For the reasons discussed herein, defendants' motion 52 for summary judgment is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. The case against Bowen, Fredericks, Hajdasz, Schenck, and the Town of Bloomfield is dismissed. The case may proceed only as to Cecchini's First Amendment claims that: (1) Willauer investigated Cecchini between April and June 2014 in retaliation for his February 2013 union testimony (included in count one of the second amended complaint), and (2) Hammick denied Cecchini a promotion in July 2015 in retaliation for filing this lawsuit in November 2014 (included in count six of the second amended complaint).The parties shall file their joint trial memorandum within 45 days. A jury trial is scheduled for July 12, 2017. Should the parties wish to proceed to mediation, they shall jointly file a statement within 14 days, certifying that (1) counsel have conferred with their clients and each other, (2) the parties wish to proceed to mediation, (3) the parties are willing to participate in settlement efforts in good faith, and (4) counsel believe that a mediation stands at least a reasonable chance of resolving the case without trial. If they file such a statement, the Court will postpone the deadlin