United States District Court, E.D. California
ORDER OPENING DISCOVERY AND SETTING TELEPHONIC
SCHEDULING CONFERENCE (ECF NO. 59) ORDER DIRECTING CLERK TO
MAIL A COPY OF THIS ORDER TO: SHERIFF OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY,
211 WEST TEMPLE STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
Madrid (“Plaintiff”) is a prisoner proceeding
pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil
rights action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
October 23, 2019, the Court vacated the scheduling conference
that was set in this case. (ECF No. 57). The Court also
required Plaintiff “to file a notice stating whether he
has enough funds in his prisoner trust account to pay for a
phone call, and if so, whether he wants to use his funds in
such a manner. The notice shall also include either an
estimate regarding  how long Plaintiff will be housed in
Los Angeles County Jail, or a statement that Plaintiff does
not know how long he will be housed in Los Angeles County
Jail.” (Id. at 2). The Court stated that,
“[a]fter receiving Plaintiff's notice, the Court
will either reset the scheduling conference or issue a
scheduling order without holding a scheduling
conference.” (Id. at 2).
November 7, 2019, Plaintiff filed the required notice. (ECF
No. 58). Plaintiff stated that he is able to purchase phone
time so that he can appear at the scheduling conference, and
that he believes he will be housed in Los Angeles County Jail
for a year or more. (Id. at 1). On December 13,
2019, Plaintiff filed a request for a new scheduling
conference date. (ECF No. 59).
Plaintiff's assertion that he will be able to pay for a
phone call so that he can telephonically attend a scheduling
conference, as well as his request for the Court to set a
scheduling conference, the Court will reset the scheduling
given the delays that have occurred in this case, the Court
will now open discovery. The parties may begin taking
discovery immediately, as described below. The Court will set
further dates at or shortly after the scheduling conference.
IT IS ORDERED that:
Plaintiff's request for a new scheduling conference date
is GRANTED. A telephonic scheduling conference is set for
March 2, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 10 (EPG) before
Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean.
appear telephonically, Plaintiff is directed to use the
following dial-in number: 559-515-4088.
appear telephonically, defense counsel is directed to use the
following dial-in number, meeting number, and PIN: dial-in
number 858-812-0972; meeting number 3000023; PIN 5910.
Plaintiff shall make arrangements with staff at his
institution of confinement for his attendance at the
Plaintiff's institution of confinement shall make
Plaintiff available for the conference at the date and time
the extent possible, prior to the conference defense counsel
shall confirm with Plaintiff's institution of confinement
that arrangements have been made for Plaintiff's
Clerk of Court is directed to mail a copy of this order to:
Sheriff of Los Angeles County, 211 West ...