UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 10, 2013
N. DILL, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barbara A. McAuliffe United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REFERRING CASE FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
Plaintiff is a California state prisoner proceeding pro se in an action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The court has determined that this case would benefit from a settlement conference; therefore, this case will be referred to Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman to conduct a settlement conference on May 6, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. at the U.S. District Court, in Courtroom #25.
A separate order and 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 May 6, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. at the U.S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California, in Courtroom #25.
2. Defendants' lead counsel and a person 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. No later than April 29, 2013, the parties are directed to exchange non-confidential settlement statements. These statements shall simultaneously be delivered to the court using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Plaintiff shall either mail or deliver his settlement statement to the Clerk's Office, located on the 4th Floor. If a party desires to share additional confidential information with the court, they may do so pursuant to the provisions of Local Rule 270(d) and (e).
IT IS SO ORDERED.