IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 18, 2013
ANTHONY COLEMAN, PLAINTIFF,
MATTHEW CATE, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Carolyn K. Delaney United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE April 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in a civil rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On March 13, 2013, the parties filed a Stipulation to Request Court to Refer Case to Pro Se Mediation Program. Dckt. No. 22. This case will be referred to Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman to conduct a settlement conference at the U. S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #25 on April 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. A separate writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum will issue forthwith.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. This case is set for a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on April 4, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. at the U. S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #25.
2. A representative with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and enter into a binding settlement on defendants' behalf shall attend in person.*fn1
3. Those in attendance must be prepared to discuss the claims, defenses and damages. The failure of any counsel, party or authorized person subject to this order to appear in person may result in the imposition of sanctions. In addition, the conference will not proceed and will be reset to another date.
4. Judge Newman or another representative from the court will be contacting the parties either by telephone or in person, approximately one week prior to the settlement conference to ascertain each party's expectations of the settlement conference.