Lombardelli v. Halsey, et al.

Filing 113

ORDER Denying Plaintiff's Motion to Appear Telephonically for Settlement Conference 111 , signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck on 5/23/13. (Verduzco, M)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 ALFRED C. LOMBARDELLI, 12 13 14 15 Plaintiff, v. K. HALSEY, et al., Case No. 1:08-cv-00658-AWI-DLB PC ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO APPEAR REMOTELY FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ECF No. 111 Defendants. 16 17 Plaintiff Alfred C. Lombardelli (“Plaintiff”) is a prisoner in the custody of the California 18 Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Plaintiff is proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis 19 in this civil action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action is proceeding on Plaintiff’s complaint 20 against Defendants Ortiz, Halsey, Smyth, Carter, and Vogel for violation of the First and Eighth 21 Amendments. This action is set for settlement conference in the Fresno Division of the Eastern 22 District of California before United States Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on June 14, 2013. 23 Pending before the Court is Plaintiff’s motion requesting to appear by telephone for the 24 settlement conference, filed May 13, 2013. ECF No. 111. Plaintiff is currently incarcerated at 25 Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, California. Plaintiff contends that allowing 26 Plaintiff to appear remotely would be in the interest of judicial economy and avoid the costs of 27 transportation. Plaintiff further contends that his present programming efforts would be interrupted. 28 Plaintiff is a facilitator for a Criminals & Gangmembers Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. 1 1 Plaintiff is also a tutor for GED classes. Plaintiff presents no good cause to appear remotely. It is the Court’s experience that 2 3 settlement is better facilitated through in-person conferences. Accordingly, it is HEREBY 4 ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion is denied. 5 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 9 10 Dated: /s/ Dennis May 23, 2013 L. Beck UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE DEAC_Signature-END: 77e0d6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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