Newman v. Show Low Police Department et al
ORDER - The Court construes Plaintiff's motion as a motion for referral to aMagistrate Judge for a settlement conference. The Court refers parties to a Magistrate Judge only if the request is jointly made. Therefore, ORDERED denying 39 Plaintiff's Motion for Settlement Conference, without prejudice to reurging the motion if both parties agree it would be beneficial. Signed by Senior Judge James A Teilborg on 4/30/2014.(TLB)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Show Low Police Department, et al.,
Pending before the Court is Plaintiff Joe Newman’s Motion for Settlement
Conference (Doc. 39). The Court now rules on the motion.
Plaintiff’s motion is somewhat confusing to follow, and begins with a number of
factual clarifications regarding which the Plaintiff wishes to inform the Court. (Doc. 39 at
1). Plaintiff then follows up with rhetorical questions concerning his ability to obtain
counsel and speculation regarding his upcoming surgery. (Id.) (“So how can it be said
that it is the plaintiff’s option to have counsel?” and “In the event if all does not go well
with a complicated surgery, where plaintiff cannot make a timely reply by 06/04/2014,
what happens then?”). The Court declines Plaintiff’s invitations to speculate on the
outcomes of his life events.
Plaintiff also requests Defendants disclose certain video evidence in the case, but
this request is not directed at the Court. (Id. at 1-2). Plaintiff’s sole request for the Court
is as follows:
If a settlement can not be reached with defendants or
defendant’s counsel, the plaintiff request [sic] for Court
assistance in settlement efforts for a just and speedy and
(Id. at 2). Accordingly, the Court construes Plaintiff’s motion as a motion for referral to a
Magistrate Judge for a settlement conference. The Court refers parties to a Magistrate
Judge only if the request is jointly made. Therefore, Plaintiff’s request is denied without
prejudice to reurging it if both parties agree it would be beneficial.
For the foregoing reasons,
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Settlement Conference (Doc. 39) is
denied without prejudice.
Dated this 30th day of April, 2014.
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