UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA / FRESNO DIVISION
July 3, 2012
ABARCA, ET AL.,
MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT, ET AL.,
AND MERCED DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable David O. Carter, Judge OF The United States District Court/central District
ORDER APPOINTING THE HONORABLE JOHN K. TROTTER (RET.) TO ACT AS A FED. R. CIV. P. 53 SPECIAL MASTER AS IT RELATES TO SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS, MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure, Rule 53, the plaintiffs and defendants, Merced Irrigation District and Merced Drainage District No. 1, 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 defendants, Merced Irrigation District and Merced Drainage District No. 1, 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.
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