(PC) Fairchild-Littlefield v. Amezcua

Filing 44

ORDER REQUIRING Defendant to Notify Court Whether a Settlement Conference Would be Beneficial, signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 11/17/2022. Thirty Day Deadline. (Marrujo, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 GIGI FAIRCHILD-LITTLEFIELD, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 vs. 1:20-cv-00799-JLT-GSA-PC ORDER REQUIRING DEFENDANT TO NOTIFY COURT WHETHER A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE WOULD BE BENEFICIAL R. AMEZCUA, et al., 15 Defendants. THIRTY-DAY DEADLINE 16 17 I. 18 BACKGROUND On November 10, 2022, Plaintiff filed a request for the court to schedule a settlement 19 conference for this case. (ECF No. 43 at 4:9-13.) 20 II. SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES 21 The Court is able to refer cases for mediation before a participating United States 22 Magistrate Judge. Settlement conferences are ordinarily held in person at the Court or at a prison 23 in the Eastern District of California. Defendant shall notify the Court whether Defendant 24 believes, in good faith, that settlement in this case is a possibility and whether Defendant is 25 interested in having a settlement conference scheduled by the Court.1 26 27 28 1 The parties may wish to discuss the issue by telephone in determining whether they believe settlement is feasible. 1 1 Defendant’s counsel shall also notify the Court whether there are security concerns. If 2 security concerns exist, counsel shall notify the Court whether those concerns can be adequately 3 addressed, especially if Plaintiff is transferred for settlement only and then returned to prison 4 thereafter for housing. 5 II. 6 7 CONCLUSION Based on the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this order, Defendant shall file a written response to this order.2 8 9 10 11 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: November 17, 2022 /s/ Gary S. Austin UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 The issuance of this order does not guarantee referral for settlement, but the Court will make every reasonable attempt to secure the referral should both parties desire a settlement conference. 2

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