The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sandra M. Snyder United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REFERRING CASE TO THE PRISONER ADR PROGRAM FOR A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ON OCTOBER 27, 2011 (ECF No. 96, 98)
ORDER GRANTING MODIFICATION OF SCHEDULING ORDER
Plaintiff Robert Garcia ("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 case has been selected for the court's Prisoner ADR Program and will be referred to Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison to conduct a settlement conference at the U. S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #2 on October 27, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
Defendants' motion to modify the scheduling order shall be partially granted and the date for Defendants to file their pretrial statement shall be December 1, 2011.
A separate order and writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum will issue concurrently with this order.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This case is set for a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison on October 27, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at the U. S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #2.
2. Defendants' lead counsel and a person with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and enter into a binding settlement on defendants' behalf shall attend in person.*fn1
3. Those in attendance must be prepared to discuss the claims, defenses and damages. The failure of any counsel, party or authorized person subject to this order to appear in person may result in the imposition of sanctions. In addition, the conference will not proceed and will be reset to another date.
4. Defendant shall serve and file a pretrial statement on or before December 1, 2011.