IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 9, 2012
NIKIANO MONTOYA, PLAINTIFF,
D. CHILDERS, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Carolyn K. Delaney United States Magistrate Judge
This matter is set for trial on July 2, 2012. (Dkt. No. 43.) On December 29, 2011, defendant filed a pretrial statement in which he stated:
Plaintiff has proposed a settlement of this case for $169.00 (Doc. 44) and defendant accepted said offer and forwarded a release of all claims and stipulated dismissal with prejudice for plaintiff's execution. However, thus far defendant has yet to receive executed copies of the documents back from plaintiff. Commensurate with this filing defendant has once again mailed to plaintiff the settlement documents. (Dkt. No. 52 at 6.) The court will order the parties to provide an update on the settlement process to determine whether this matter should remain set for trial. In the interest of conserving judicial resources, the parties are encouraged to settle this matter if they can in fact agree upon a settlement amount.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the parties file, either jointly or separately, an update(s) on the status of settlement negotiations within fourteen days of service of this order.
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