Ahdom v. Lopez et al
ORDER Requiring Parties to Notify Court Whether a Settlement Conference Would Be Beneficial, signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 10/25/17: 14-Day Deadline. (Hellings, J)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 1:09-cv-01874-AWI-BAM (PC)
LOPEZ, et al.,
ORDER REQUIRING PARTIES TO NOTIFY
COURT WHETHER A SETTLEMENT
CONFERENCE WOULD BE BENEFICIAL
FOURTEEN (14) DAY DEADLINE
Plaintiff Bilal Ahdom (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma
pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action proceeds on
Plaintiff’s claims against Defendants Schaefer, Araich, Chen, Shittu, and Ashby for deliberate
indifference to serious medical needs in violation of the Eighth Amendment.
The Court is able to refer cases for mediation before a United States Magistrate Judge. A
settlement conference will only be set if the parties are willing to make a meaningful attempt to
resolve this action and are willing to compromise. Settlement conferences may be held by video
conference or in person at the court. Plaintiff and Defendants shall notify the Court whether they
believe, in good faith, that settlement in this case is a possibility and whether they are interested
in having a settlement conference scheduled by the Court.
If the parties wish to have a settlement conference scheduled, Defendants’ counsel shall
notify the Court whether there are security concerns that would prohibit scheduling a settlement
conference. If security concerns exist, counsel shall notify the Court whether those concerns can
be adequately addressed if Plaintiff is transferred for settlement only and then returned to prison
Accordingly, within fourteen (14) days from the date of service of this order, Plaintiff
and Defendants shall file a written response to this order. If a settlement conference is set by the
Court, then the Court will issue a separate order staying discovery and indicating each of the
parties’ responsibilities regarding the settlement conference.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 25, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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