UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 10, 2009
DONALD JEFFERY, PLAINTIFF,
M. T. A. BENNGE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sandra M. Snyder United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING REQUEST FOR REFERRAL TO PRISONER PRO SE MEDICATION PROGRAM, AND CROSS-DESIGNATING CASE TO JUDGE KELLISON FOR SETTLEMENT TO BE CONDUCTED THE WEEK OF APRIL 27, 2009, AT CSP- CORCORAN
(Docs. 46 and 49)
On November 19, 2008, the parties filed a joint request for referral of this case to the Prisoner Pro Se Mediation Program with the Honorable Nandor J. Vadas. On January 13, 2009, Defendants filed a request that the case be referred to the Honorable Craig M. Kellison for mediation in light of information that Judge Kellison plans to conduct settlement conferences at California State Prison-Corcoran in March 2009, which is a prison closer to where Plaintiff is housed.*fn1 Plaintiff did not file a response. Local Rule 78-230(m).
The Court finds that Defendants have shown good cause for their request. The Court has been informed by Judge Kellison's chambers that he will be conducting settlement conferences at CSP-Corcoran the week of April 27, 2009. This case will be assigned a day and time for settlement at a later date.
Accordingly, for good cause shown, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The parties' request for referral to the Prisoner Pro Se Mediation Program is GRANTED;
2. This case is cross-designated to the Honorable Craig M. Kellison for settlement purposes only; and
3. The settlement conference shall be conducted the week of April 27, 2009, before Judge Kellison at California State Prison-Corcoran.*fn2
IT IS SO ORDERED.