UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 1, 2011
BESS BAIR; ET AL.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, ET. AL. AS MODIFIED DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte
[proposed] ORDER GRANTING REQUEST BY PLAINTIFF LOREEN ELIASON TO BE EXCUSED FROM PERSONAL ATTENDANCE ATSETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
DATE: August 12, 2011
COURTROOM: E, 15th Floor TIME: 9:30 a.m.
Plaintiff Loreen Eliason has requested permission to be excused from personal attendance at the August 12, 2011 Settlement Conference in this case. This request is based on Plaintiff Loreen Eliason's long-planned family vacation to be held at the same time in Orleans on the Klamath River in Humboldt County. This vacation is planned based on reservations paid for 5 several months in advance.
Plaintiff Loreen Eliason is available by telephone, and has requested that the Court allow her to be available by telephone as needed for settlement discussions. All other plaintiffs will be 8 in attendance at the Settlement Conference, and Plaintiff Loreen Eliason is prepared to agree to 9 any settlement that is agreed to by the majority of the Plaintiffs. Plaintiff Loreen Eliason further 10 has agreed to Plaintiffs' attorneys representing her interest in settlement.
Plaintiffs' counsel has advised that she conferred with Defendants' counsel, who has indicated that Defendants have no objection to this request.
GOOD CAUSE APPEARING,
The Court GRANTS the Request by Plaintiff Loreen Eliason to be Excused from Personal Attendance at the scheduled August 12, 2011 Settlement Conference. Plaintiff Loreen Eliason shall be available by telephone to be consulted concerning any settlement discussions 17 that may occur on August 12, 2011.If the Court concludes that the absence of Ms. Eliason is interfering with the Settlement Conference, the Court
IT IS SO ORDERED. may continue the conference and order personal appearance by all
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