Smith v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 137

ORDER, signed by District Judge Susan R. Bolton on 1/16/15: This case is REFERRED to the Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program; Defendants' status update as to the VDRP due no later than March 13, 2015, the current dispositive motion deadline. (Hellings, J)

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1 2 3 NOT FOR PUBLICATION 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 FRESNO DIVISION 9 10 Michael Lenoir Smith, Plaintiff, 11 12 ORDER v. 13 No. 07-cv-1547 SRB (PC) Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al., 14 Defendants. 15 In the January 7, 2015 Order, the Court denied Plaintiff’s motion to refer the case 16 to the Eastern District of California’s Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program (“VDRP”) 17 because there was nothing in the record to suggest that Defendants were willing to 18 participate in the VDRP. (Doc. 135.) In the Order, the Court instructed Defendants “to 19 file a status update explaining why they would object to referral into the VDRP or, if they 20 are willing to consent to VDRP referral, to file an appropriate stipulation.” (Id.) 21 Defendants have since filed a status update informing the Court that they agree and 22 stipulate to participate in the VDRP. (Doc. 136.) Because both sides have agreed to 23 participate in the VDRP, the Court will refer the case to the VDRP. 24 IT IS ORDERED referring this case to the Voluntary Dispute Resolution 25 Program pursuant to E.D. Cal. L.R. 271. 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 1 2 3 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED instructing Defendants to file a status update about what is happening in the VDRP no later than March 13, 2015, the current dispositive motion deadline. 4 5 Dated this 16th day of January, 2015. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -2-

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