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Sands v. Smith

United States District Court, E.D. California

July 28, 2016

MICHAEL SANDS, Plaintiff,
v.
MARLENE SMITH, et al., Defendants.

          Michael Sands, Plaintiff, Pro Se.

          Marlene Smith, Defendant, represented by Tyler Vance Heath, Attorney General's Office for the State of California.

          Natalie Clark, Defendant, represented by Tyler Vance Heath, Attorney General's Office for the State of California.

          Antoneya Graves, Defendant, represented by Tyler Vance Heath, Attorney General's Office for the State of California.

          ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE

          ERICA P. GROSJEAN, District Judge.

         Plaintiff, Michael Sands, is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983. The court has determined that this case will benefit from a settlement conference. Therefore, this case will be referred to Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe to conduct a settlement conference at the U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, California 93721 in Courtroom #8 on September 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

         A separate order and writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum will issue concurrently with this order.

         In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. A settlement conference has been set for September 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom #8 before Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe at the U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, California 93721.
2. A representative with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and enter into a binding settlement shall attend in person.[1]
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. At least 28 days before the settlement conference, defendants shall contact plaintiff, by phone or in person, to discuss settlement options. If settlement is achieved, defense counsel is to immediately inform the courtroom deputy of Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe.
5. If settlement is not achieved informally, each party shall provide a confidential settlement statement to the following email address: bamorders@caed.uscourts.gov. Plaintiff shall mail his confidential settlement statement to Sujean Park, ADR & Pro Bono Program Director, USDC CAED, 501 I Street, Suite 4-200, Sacramento, California 95814. The envelope shall be marked "Confidential Settlement Statement". Settlement statements shall arrive no later than September 12, 2016. Parties shall also file a Notice of Submission of Confidential Settlement Conference Statement (See Local Rule 270(d)).
Settlement statements should not be filed with the Clerk of the Court nor served on any other party. Settlement statements shall be clearly marked "confidential" with the date and time of the settlement ...

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