UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 19, 2011
CA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTIONS FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
(ECF Nos. 41 & 43)
Plaintiff John Thomas ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action arises out of the alleged use of excessive force in violation of Plaintiff's Eighth Amendment right. Plaintiff filed two Motions for a Settlement Conference, February 11, 2011 and February 26, 2011.*fn1 (ECF Nos. 41 & 43.) In his Motions, Plaintiff merely recites Local Rule 270 regarding settlement conferences. Plaintiff does not state anything else regarding his request for the Court to arrange a settlement conference. In his Pretrial Statement, Defendant states that he "does not believe that any [settlement] negotiation would be helpful." (ECF No. 45, p. 8.) Accordingly, the Court DENIES Plaintiff's Motions for a Settlement Conference.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE