IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 15, 2012
THOMAS DIAS, PLAINTIFF,
RAUL REYNA, JR. ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
On November 13, 2012, the parties filed a stipulation and proposed
order to modify the scheduling order. (Dkt. No. 36.)*fn1
In actual fact, the stipulation does not seek to change any
dates currently set by the district judge, but merely requests that a
settlement conference be scheduled before the undersigned. (Id.) The
parties' stipulation asserts that the parties explicitly waive,
pursuant to Local Rule 270(b), any claim of disqualification based on
the undersigned, as the assigned magistrate judge, conducting the
settlement conference. (Id.)
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. A settlement conference is set for December 3, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., before the undersigned. In addition to counsel, a client representative(s) with full settlement authority shall be personally present at the settlement conference.
2. The parties shall file settlement conference statements drafted in conformity with Local Rule 270 no later than seven (7) days before the settlement conference.
3. Nothing in this order modifies any of the presently set deadlines in the district judge's scheduling order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.