UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO DIVISION
July 16, 2010
CHARLES AUSTIN PARKS, CDCR #K-72151, PLAINTIFF,
R. TAIT, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jan M. Adler U.S. Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING IN PART DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO MODIFY DISCOVERY AND SCHEDULING ORDER
Defendants' motion to modify discovery and scheduling order, which seeks to continue the Mandatory Settlement Conference to a date forty-five (45) days after disposition of Defendants' pending motion for partial summary judgment, is GRANTED IN PART. The Mandatory Settlement Conference, currently scheduled for July 22, 2010, is continued to August 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will be held telephonically. The parties shall submit settlement statements directly to Magistrate Judge Adler's chambers no later than August 5, 2010.*fn1 The parties may either submit confidential settlement statements or may exchange their settlement statements. Each party's settlement statement shall set forth the party's statement of the case, identify controlling legal issues, concisely set out issues of liability and damages, and shall set forth the party's settlement position, including the last offer or demand made by that party, and a separate statement of the offer or demand the party is prepared to make at the settlement conference. The settlement conference briefs shall not be filed with the Clerk of the Court.
Counsel for Defendants shall be responsible for making all arrangements in advance for Plaintiff to appear telephonically, and shall contact Plaintiff at the time of the conference and initiate a joint call to the undersigned's chambers at (619) 557-5585. Counsel for Defendants shall arrange to have a representative of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on telephone standby at the time of the conference.
IT IS SO ORDERED.