IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 23, 2012
RAYMOND PAUL NELSON, PLAINTIFF,
D.L. RUNNELS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
On December 20, 2011, after a Status Conference held before the district judge on December 19, 2011, a Further Status Conference was scheduled for April 30, 2012, and the parties were directed to file a joint status report on or before April 16, 2012. (See Dkt. No. 116.) No status report has been filed, and neither party has otherwise communicated with the court.*fn1
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Counsel shall separately, on or before Wednesday, April 25, 2012, show cause why each counsel did not timely file a joint status report; and
2. Counsel shall jointly, on or before Wednesday, April 25, 2012, file a joint status report informing the court whether there is a need for further discovery in this action; whether there is a reasonable possibility to achieve settlement in this action and, if so, whether a settlement conference should be scheduled forthwith; proposed dates for a trial confirmation hearing and for trial, with an estimated length of trial; and any other matters requiring resolution at the status conference, or that may contribute to the just and expeditious disposition of this action.