UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 24, 2012
KEVIN E. FIELDS,
MAURICE JUNIOUS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE CRAIG M. KELLISON November 8, 2012 at 9 a.m.
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On August 16, 2012, the undersigned issued an order requesting confidential statements regarding case selection for the Court's prisoner settlement program. The Court has received confidential statements from both parties and has determined this case would benefit from inclusion in the Court's prisoner settlement program.
Therefore, this case will be referred to United States Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison to conduct a settlement conference at the United States District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #2 on November 8, 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 8, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. at the United States District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #2. 2
2. Defendants' lead counsel and a person with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and
3 enter into a binding settlement on defendants' behalf shall attend in person.*fn1 4
3. Those in attendance must be prepared to discuss the claims, defenses and damages. The 5 failure of any counsel, party or authorized person subject to this order to appear in person may result 6 in the imposition of sanctions. In addition, the conference will not proceed and will be reset to 7 another date. 8 9
IT IS SO ORDERED.