UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 16, 2012
GARRISON S. JOHNSON,
A. DUNNAHOE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION
TO REQUIRE DEFENDANTS TO
PARTICIPATE IN SETTLEMENT
Plaintiff Garrison S. Johnson ("Plaintiff") is a prisoner in the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action is proceeding against Defendants Dunnahoe, V. Ybarra, Cunningham, Medrano, Holguin, Valasquez, G. Ybarra, Curliss, J. Gonzales, and K. Powell on claims of excessive force, inhumane conditions of confinement, retaliation, and state law claims.
Pending before the Court is Plaintiff's motion to require Defendants to participate in settlement proceedings before District Judge David O. Carter of the Southern District of California, filed January 30, 2012. Pl.'s Mot., Doc. 158. Plaintiff contends that Judge Carter had been appointed to settle a similar case involving Plaintiff. Id.
Defendants have not indicated any intent of their willingness to enter settlement discussions. Absent such showing, court-ordered settlement conferences are unnecessary. Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion, filed January 30, 2012, is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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