The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER SETTING MATTER FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE CRAIG M. KELLISON (ECF No. 21) November 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis with an action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. One April 12, 2012, the parties filed a Stipulation and Proposed Order Modifying the Pretrial Scheduling Order, wherein they stated that if the parties are not able to reach a settlement on their own accord, the matter could likely be resolved by way of a court ordered settlement conference. ECF No. 19. The parties have not yet reached a settlement; therefore, this case will be referred to United States Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison to conduct a settlement conference at the U. S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #2 on November 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
A separate order and writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum will issue concurrently with this order.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This case is set for a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison on November 15, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. at the U. S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #2.
2. Defendant's lead counsel and a person with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and
2 enter into a binding settlement on defendant's behalf shall attend in person*fn1 . 3
3. Those in attendance must be prepared to discuss the claims, defenses and damages. The
4 failure of any counsel, party or authorized person subject to this order to appear in person may result 5 in the imposition of sanctions. In addition, the conference will not proceed and will be reset to 6 another date. 7 8