May 9, 2013
FREDDIE LEE WILLIAMSON, Plaintiff,
M.I. MARTINEZ, et al., Defendants.
ORDER OF REFERRAL FOR SETTLEMENT WEEK AND SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
EDMUND F. BRENNAN, Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On April 16, 2013, plaintiff filed a request to participate in a settlement conference. Dckt. No. 48. On May 2, 2013, counsel for defendant contacted the court's ADR coordinator and stated that defendant is also interested in a settlement conference. Therefore, this case will be referred to Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman for the court's Settlement Week Program to conduct a settlement conference at the U.S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #25 on June 13, 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 June 13, 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 defendant's behalf shall attend in person.
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. The parties are directed to exchange non-confidential settlement statements seven days prior to this settlement conference. 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).