IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 19, 2011
REX CHAPPELL, PLAINTIFF,
SAM BESS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
All parties have filed status reports responsive to this court's order filed June 16, 2011, following the court's appointment of new counsel to represent plaintiff. Pursuant to the court's review of each report, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. No adjustments are required in the discovery deadlines. Non-expert discovery closed on February 17, 2011; close of expert discovery shall remain August 29, 2011.
2. The deadline for hearing dispositive motions shall remain October 30, 2011.
3. Subsequent to each defendant filing their respective status report, plaintiff filed his status report wherein he offered to settle this action for $5000 from each defendant. Although each defendant previously stated their unwillingness to settle this action, counsel for the parties may wish to further pursue the matter. Should counsel for any defendant, together with plaintiff's counsel, determine that a settlement conference may be helpful, they should so inform the court to request a date, and indicate whether the parties consent to the undersigned presiding over the settlement conference.
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