The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The court has determined this matter will benefit from a settlement conference. The settlement conference will be conducted at the U. S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #2 on January 19, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. before the undersigned.
Parties will be required to file a signed Waiver of Disqualification, or notice of non-waiver of disqualification, no later than December 23, 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 the undersigned on January 19, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. at the U. S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #2.
2. Parties are required to file a signed Waiver of Disqualification, or notice of non-waiver of disqualification, no later than December 23, 2011.
3. 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
4. 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.
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
DAVID E. EDWARDS, Plaintiff, v. SISTO, et al., Defendants.
Waiver of Disqualification
Under Local Rule 270(b) of the Eastern District of California, the parties to the herein action affirmatively request that Magistrate Judge Kellison participate in the settlement conference scheduled for January 19, 2012. To the extent the parties consent to trial of the case before the assigned Magistrate Judge, they waive any ...