(PC) Brown v. Chothia et al

Filing 79

ORDER DENYING Plaintiff's 75 Request for a Settlement Conference signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 03/31/2021. (Flores, E)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 EUGENE C. BROWN, 12 13 14 15 Plaintiff, Case No. 1:19-cv-00352-DAD-EPG (PC) ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S REQUEST FOR A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE v. C. CHOTHIA, et al., (ECF No. 75) Defendants. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Plaintiff Eugene C. Brown (“Plaintiff”) is proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On March 23, 2021, Plaintiff filed a request for a settlement conference. (ECF No. 75.)1 Plaintiff states that a settlement conference would be productive and requests that the Court “set a future settlement conference and provide notice to Defendants to procure attendance.” (Id.) In light of Defendants’ pending motion for summary judgment, as well as Defendants’ counsel’s representation at the status conference held on December 7, 2020 that they would like to schedule a settlement conference if the case is not resolved by summary judgment, the Court will not set a settlement conference at this time. If Defendants wish to set a settlement conference 25 in the future, they may contact Michelle Rooney (mrooney@caed.uscourts.gov), Courtroom 26 27 28 1 Plaintiff’s request was addressed to Wendy Kusamura, Courtroom Deputy for Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto. Magistrate Judge Oberto held a settlement conference with the parties on December 17, 2019, and invited them to contact Ms. Kusamura if they later determined that a settlement conference would be productive. (ECF No. 40.) 1 1 Deputy for the undersigned, or ADR Coordinator Sujean Park (spark@caed.uscourts.gov) to 2 schedule the settlement conference. 3 4 5 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s request for a settlement conference (ECF No. 75) is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 7 Dated: March 31, 2021 /s/ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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