Gonzales v. Podsakoff, et al.

Filing 87

ORDER Requiring Parties to Notify Court Whether a Settlement Conference would be Beneficial signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 10/19/2018. Fourteen-Day Deadline. (Flores, E)

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1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 5 6 ORDER REQUIRING PARTIES TO NOTIFY COURT WHETHER A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE WOULD BE BENEFICIAL Plaintiff, 7 8 1:15-cv-00924-DAD-SKO (PC) MICHEAL GONZALES, v. PODSAKOFF, et al., 9 14-DAY DEADLINE Defendants. 10 Given the age of this action and the Court’s ever burgeoning case load and the delays this 11 12 causes, a court supervised settlement conference may be beneficial in this action. Accordingly, 13 the Court ORDERS that within 14 days of the date of service of this order, the parties SHALL 14 notify the Court whether they believe, in good faith, that a settlement conference is likely to be 15 fruitful. Notwithstanding the requirements of Local Rule 270(b), the settlement conference would 16 17 be conducted by Magistrate Judge Oberto. The Court deems the deviation from the Local Rule to 18 be appropriate and in the interests of the parties and justice and sound case management in this 19 action. If any party prefers that the settlement conference be conducted by a judicial officer 20 who is not assigned to this case, that party is directed to notify the Court in the response to 21 this order, that the party prefers another judicial officer to be assigned to handle the 22 23 conference. IT IS SO ORDERED. 24 25 Dated: October 19, 2018 /s/ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 26 27 28 Sheila K. Oberto 1 .

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