West v. Hulbert

Filing 49

ORDER Requiring Parties to Notify Court Whether a Settlement Conference Would be Beneficial signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 10/18/2018. Fourteen-Day Deadline. (Flores, E)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 1:16-cv-00046-DAD-JLT (PC) MACK A. WEST, Jr., Plaintiff, 13 14-DAY DEADLINE v. 14 ORDER REQUIRING PARTIES TO NOTIFY COURT WHETHER A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE WOULD BE BENEFICIAL Defendants. 12 HULBERT, et al., 15 16 17 Given the age of this action and the Court’s ever burgeoning case load and the delays this 18 19 causes, a court supervised settlement conference may be beneficial in this action. Accordingly, 20 the Court ORDERS that within 14 days of the date of service of this order, the parties SHALL 21 notify the Court whether they believe, in good faith, that a settlement conference is likely to be 22 fruitful. 23 /// 24 /// 25 /// 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 1 1 Notwithstanding the requirements of Local Rule 270(b), the settlement conference would 2 be conducted by Magistrate Judge Thurston. The Court deems the deviation from the Local Rule 3 to be appropriate and in the interests of the parties and justice and sound case management in this 4 action. If any party prefers that the settlement conference be conducted by a judicial officer 5 who is not assigned to this case, that party is directed to notify the Court in the response to 6 this order, that the party prefers another judicial officer to be assigned to handle the 7 conference. 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. 9 10 Dated: October 18, 2018 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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