December 12, 2013
ANTHONY GRAHAM, Plaintiff,
DR. M. JAFFE, et al., Defendants.
KENDALL J. NEWMAN, Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding without counsel. Both parties have waived disqualification of the undersigned to serve as settlement judge. (ECF Nos. 93, 94.) A separate order and writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum will issue to provide for plaintiff's attendance by videoconference at the settlement conference. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This case is set for a settlement conference before the undersigned on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814, in Courtroom No. 25 (8th Floor).
2. Defendants' lead counsel and a person with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and enter into a binding settlement on defendant's behalf shall attend the settlement conference 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 conference statements seven days prior to this settlement conference. Concurrently, counsel for defendants shall deliver their statement to the Court using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Plaintiff shall, on or before Friday, February 7, 2013, send his statement to the court by mail, and indicate on the envelope and on the face of the statement that it is a confidential communication to the undersigned. 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.