(PC) Hill v. J. Duncan, et al.

Filing 30

ORDER DENYING Plaintiff's 29 Request to Open Discovery signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 01/05/2021. (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 JOHNATHAN L. HILL, 12 13 14 Plaintiff, v. J. DUNCAN; S. AVILA, 15 Case No. 1:20-cv-00250-NONE-JLT (PC) ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S REQUEST TO OPEN DISCOVERY (Doc. 29) Defendants. 16 17 Plaintiff requests that the Court open discovery. (Doc. 29.) However, the Court stayed this 18 matter until the completion of an early settlement conference on February 23, 2021. (Docs. 21, 19 27.) The Court therefore DENIES Plaintiff’s request. The parties may not conduct formal 20 discovery; however, they may contact each other to engage in informal discovery to prepare for 21 the settlement conference. (Doc. 21 at 2.) 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: January 5, 2021 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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