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Whittier Buchanan v. A. Santos

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


September 18, 2012

WHITTIER BUCHANAN,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
A. SANTOS,
DEFENDANT.

ORDER RESCHEDULING TRIAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICER Jury Trial: December 4, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 2 (AWI)

This action, brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, proceeds on the original Complaint filed by plaintiff Whittier Buchanan ("Plaintiff") on August 11, 2008, against defendant Correctional Officer (C/O) A. Santos ("Defendant"), for excessive force in violation of the Eighth Amendment. (Doc. 1.) *fn1

On May 2, 2012, the Court issued a Second Scheduling Order scheduling this case for jury trial on September 25, 2012 before District Judge Anthony W. Ishii. (Doc. 58.) Shortly thereafter, the parties indicated they were willing to participate in a settlement conference. (Docs. 63, 64.) On July 12, 2012, a settlement conference was held before Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin. (Doc. 71.) The parties conferred but did not reach a settlement. (Doc. 71.)

On August 6, 2012, a telephonic trial confirmation hearing was held before District Judge Anthony W. Ishii. (Doc. 78.) The trial date of September 25, 2012 was vacated at the hearing. Id. On August 14, 2012, the Court issued an order requiring the parties to notify the Court within ten days whether they would consent to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction in this case. (Doc. 81.) On August 21, 2012, Defendant consented to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction, and on August 24, 2012, Plaintiff declined Magistrate Judge jurisdiction. (Docs. 82, 84.) Accordingly, the trial for this action shall now be rescheduled before District Judge Anthony W. Ishii.

Based on the foregoing IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. This case is rescheduled for jury trial to commence on December 4, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 2 before District Judge Anthony W. Ishii ; and

2. An amended pretrial order shall be issued, setting out pretrial deadlines for the parties.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE


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