Gonzales v. Podsakoff, et al.
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)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ORDER REQUIRING PARTIES TO
NOTIFY COURT WHETHER A
WOULD BE BENEFICIAL
PODSAKOFF, et al.,
Given the age of this action and the Court’s ever burgeoning case load and the delays this
causes, a court supervised settlement conference may be beneficial in this action. Accordingly,
the Court ORDERS that within 14 days of the date of service of this order, the parties SHALL
notify the Court whether they believe, in good faith, that a settlement conference is likely to be
Notwithstanding the requirements of Local Rule 270(b), the settlement conference would
be conducted by Magistrate Judge Oberto. The Court deems the deviation from the Local Rule to
be appropriate and in the interests of the parties and justice and sound case management in this
action. If any party prefers that the settlement conference be conducted by a judicial officer
who is not assigned to this case, that party is directed to notify the Court in the response to
this order, that the party prefers another judicial officer to be assigned to handle the
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 19, 2018
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Sheila K. Oberto
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