IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 28, 2012
RENO FUENTES RIOS, PLAINTIFF,
J.E. TILTON, ET AL., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
By order filed June 7, 2012, this court appointed counsel to represent plaintiff through the remainder of this action. The appointment was contingent on plaintiff executing an engagement letter and returning it to appointed counsel, which has now been completed.
This action proceeds on one claim against one defendant, specifically, a First Amendment retaliation claim against defendant Mayfield. Defendants were granted summary judgment on each of plaintiff's other claims.
Before scheduling this action for pretrial and trial proceedings, the court invites counsel for plaintiff and defendant to consider whether a settlement conference would be helpful and should first be set.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, within thirty days after the filing date of this order, counsel for both parties shall file a joint statement indicating whether a settlement conference should be scheduled in this action and, if so, whether the parties agree that the undersigned may preside over the conference or request that another magistrate judge do so.
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