UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA / FRESNO DIVISION
June 19, 2012
ABARCA, ET AL.,
53 SPECIAL MASTER AS IT MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable John K. Trotter
ORDER APPOINTING THE
(RET.) TO ACT AS A FED. R. CIV. P.
OF MERCED RELATES TO SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE PLAINTIFFS AND THE COUNTY
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure, Rule 53, the plaintiffs and the County of Merced have stipulated to the appointment of the Honorable John K. Trotter (Ret.) to act as a Special Master for purposes of assisting the plaintiffs and the County of Merced in certain aspects of the settlement agreement and release that will be entered into. The duties of the Honorable John K. Trotter will include communications with the Court and party representatives, recommendations relating to obtaining minors' compromises and releases, recommendations as to good faith settlement, the allocation of the settlement proceeds to the plaintiffs, and any other related matters. The authority of the Special Master shall not include the authority to waive, alter, or otherwise, revise the terms and conditions of this agreement.
The Special Master's fees for purposes of this Order will come out of the settlement proceeds.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
THE HONORABLE DAVID O. CARTER, JUDGE OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT/CENTRAL DISTRICT
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