Washington v. Gamboa, et al.
ORDER granting request for Court's assistance with coordinating Initial Scheduling Conference Call 28 signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 2/9/2018. (Lundstrom, T)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
H. GAMBOA and R. ROQUE,
Case No. 1:17-cv-00302-DAD-EPG (PC)
ORDER GRANTING REQUEST FOR
COURT'S ASSISTANCE WITH
COORDINATING INITIAL SCHEDULING
(ECF No. 28)
Plaintiff Jesse Washington is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis
in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff filed the Complaint
commencing this action on March 3, 2017. (ECF No. 1). This action now proceeds on
Plaintiff’s claim for retaliation in violation of the First Amendment and related state claims
against Defendants H. Gamboa and R. Roque. (ECF Nos. 11, 13).
On November 14, 2017, the Court directed the parties to appear for a mandatory
scheduling conference on February 14, 2018 at 01:30 PM. (ECF No. 20). The Order provided,
in relevant part:
Plaintiff shall make arrangements with staff at his or her
institution of confinement for his or her attendance at the
mandatory telephonic initial scheduling conference. Plaintiff's
institution of confinement shall make Plaintiff available for the
conference at the date and time indicated above. To the extent
possible, prior to the conference defense counsel shall confirm
with Plaintiff's institution of confinement that arrangements have
been made for Plaintiff's attendance. If Plaintiff is in the custody
of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,
the Clerk of Court shall send a copy of this order to the litigation
coordinator at Plaintiff's institution of confinement.
On December 11, 2017, Plaintiff filed a notice of change of address, indicating that he
has been transferred from California State Prison, Corcoran to California Men’s Colony, East.
(ECF No. 21).
On February 7, 2018, Plaintiff filed a request for the Court's assistance with
coordinating the initial scheduling conference call. (ECF No. 28). Plaintiff explains that he has
exhausted the appropriate steps regarding notifying the litigation offices California Men’s
Colony of the need to coordinate a call for the initial scheduling conference, but the call has not
be scheduled and will not be scheduled without court intervention.
Plaintiff’s request for court’s assistance with coordinating the initial scheduling
conference call is granted.
Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Clerk of Court shall send a copy of this order and the order
setting the mandatory scheduling conference, (ECF No. 20), to the
litigation coordinator of California Men’s Colony, East;
2. California Men’s Colony, East shall make Plaintiff available for the mandatory
scheduling conference on February 14, 2018 at 01:30 PM. Plaintiff shall be made
available for two hours, although the conference will likely take less time. To join
the conference, Plaintiff shall call the toll−free telephone number (888) 251−2909
and use Access Code 1024453; and
3. Defense counsel shall confirm with Plaintiff’s institution of confinement that
arrangements have been made for Plaintiff’s attendance.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
February 9, 2018
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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