Windham v. Marin et al

Filing 125

ORDER DENYING Plaintiff's 119 Motion for Extension of Time to Prepare for Telephonic Status Conference as Moot; ORDER DISCHARGING 123 Order to Shower Cause; ORDER RESETTING Telephonic Status Conference, signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 8/13/17. Telephonic Status Conference set for 8/24/2017 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 8 (BAM) before Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe. (Marrujo, C)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 CHARLES W. WINDHAM, 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Plaintiff, v. M. MARIN, et al., Case No. 1:14-cv-01636-DAD-BAM (PC) ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO PREPARE FOR TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE AS MOOT (ECF No. 119) Defendants. ORDER DISCHARGING ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE (ECF No. 123) ORDER RESETTING TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE 15 16 Date: August 24, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. 17 18 Plaintiff Charles W. Windham (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in 19 forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action proceeds on 20 Plaintiff’s Eighth Amendment claims of excessive force against Defendants M. Marin, D. Uribe, 21 W. Rasley, J. Contreras, A. Capano, R. Rubio, and Doe #1, and for deliberate indifference to 22 serious medical needs against Defendants C. Navarro, V. Morales, M. Marin, and S. Shiver. 23 On July 28, 2017, the Court held a telephonic status conference before the undersigned to 24 discuss the issue of Plaintiff’s legal property, to address what efforts had been made to locate and 25 return Plaintiff’s legal property, and what items, if any, are missing and necessary for Plaintiff to 26 respond to Defendants’ special interrogatories.. Plaintiff did not appear. At the conference, 27 defense counsel represented to the Court that she had arranged for Plaintiff’s participation in the 28 conference with the litigation coordinator at the institution where Plaintiff is housed. Defense 1 1 counsel was informed by that litigation coordinator, however, that Plaintiff was refusing to appear 2 at the conference or leave his cell. The Court issued an order to show cause why Plaintiff failed 3 to participate in these proceedings and obey the order of this Court and why sanctions, up to and 4 including terminating sanctions, should not be imposed for his willful refusal to appear at the 5 telephonic status conference. (ECF No. 123.) 6 Plaintiff filed a timely response on August 7, 2017, explaining that he was prepared but 7 unable to appear at the telephonic status conference due to a severe bout of diarrhea, which lasted 8 from early morning on the date of the status conference until the next day. (ECF No. 124.) The 9 Court finds that Plaintiff has presented good cause for his failure to attend the telephonic status 10 11 12 13 conference. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Plaintiff’s motion for extension of time to prepare for telephonic status conference, (ECF No. 119), is DENIED as moot; 14 2. The order to show cause issued on July 28, 2017, (ECF No. 123), is DISCHARGED; 15 3. This matter is set for a telephonic status conference on August 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. 16 before the undersigned. The parties shall appear telephonically by using the following 17 dial-in number and passcode at the time set for the hearing: dial-in number 1-877-411- 18 9748; passcode 3190866. Counsel for Defendants is required to arrange for Plaintiff’s 19 participation by contacting the litigation coordinator at the institution where Plaintiff is 20 housed; and 21 4. Failure to appear will result in a recommendation of dismissal of this action. 22 23 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: /s/ Barbara August 13, 2017 A. McAuliffe _ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 25 26 27 28 2

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