IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 15, 2011
REX CHAPPELL, PLAINTIFF,
SAM BESS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
On May 16, 2011, this court appointed attorney Scott Handleman to represent plaintiff in this action, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(1). Former co-counsel Joel Liberson and Philip Allingham were directed to cooperate with Mr. Handleman by facilitating the transmission of all records and information, written and oral, essential to represent plaintiff's best interests in this ten-year-old case. The deadline for filing dispositive motions in this action remains October 30, 2011, premised on the assumption that the continued discovery deadlines*fn1 remain reasonable despite the change in plaintiff's representation. (Dkt. No. 162.)
In order to assess the current status of this case, the parties*fn2 are directed to file, within thirty days after the filing date of this order, separate status reports setting forth the status of discovery in this action, and the reasonableness of the current deadlines for completing discovery and filing dispositive motions. Any request for an extension of time shall be supported by an explanation why the current deadline is impracticable, and why an alternative date, specifically proposed, is both warranted and reasonable. In addition, each party shall indicate whether there is any reasonable possibility to achieve a settlement in this action and, if so, whether each party consents to the undersigned presiding over an early settlement conference.