Jones v. Kuppinger et al

Filing 137

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 04/09/18 GRANTING 136 defendant's ex parte request to continue the trial date in this action. The court's order and writ issue 3/29/18 134 and 135 are VACATED. Jury trial will comm ence before the undersigned on 10/29/18 at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 26; the estimated length of trial is 3 days. On or before 5/04/18, the parties shall file separate pretrial statements. The court will review the parties pretrial statements on the papers without scheduling a pretrial conference. Plaintiff's motion in limine 129 remains denied as premature. (cc: OTCD)(Plummer, M)

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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 HENRY A. JONES, 12 13 14 No. 2:13-cv-0451 AC P Plaintiff, ORDER and v. P. KUPPINGER, et al., 15 Defendants. FIRST AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL AND FILING OF SEPARATE PRETRIAL STATEMENTS 16 17 Following issuance of this court’s original Order Setting Trial, ECF No. 134, defense 18 counsel informed the court that he is unable to participate in trial on the originally designated 19 dates (commencing October 22, 2018), due to a conflict previously overlooked when he informed 20 the court of his black-out dates, see ECF No. 136. Defense counsel informs the court that he is 21 available to commence trial the following week, on October 29, 2018, which is also available on 22 the court’s calendar. The following order, and companion writ ad testificandum, are amended 23 accordingly. 24 Plaintiff Henry Jones is a state prisoner proceeding pro se with this civil rights action filed 25 against defendant correctional officers P. Kuppinger and G. Moore. The action proceeds on 26 plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint (SAC). ECF No. 30. Following the partial denial of 27 defendants’ motion for summary judgment on October 20, 2017, this case proceeds on plaintiff’s 28 Eighth Amendment excessive force claim against defendant Moore, and Eighth Amendment 1 1 failure to protect claim against both defendants Moore and Kuppinger. See ECF Nos.111, 113. 2 Following an unsuccessful mediation conference on January 9, 2018, ECF No. 119, this case now 3 proceeds to jury trial, see ECF Nos. 30, 48. Additionally, pursuant to the consent of the parties, 4 this action now proceeds pursuant to the authority of the undersigned magistrate judge for all 5 purposes under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) and Local Rule 305(a). See ECF No. 133. 6 At the court’s direction, defendants filed a statement reflecting the dates they are 7 unavailable for pretrial and trial proceedings, in which they estimate a three-day trial. See ECF 8 No. 131. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Defendant’s ex parte request to continue the trial date in this action, ECF No. 136, is GRANTED. 2. The court’s order and writ issued March 29, 2018, ECF Nos. 134 & 135, are VACATED. 3. Jury trial will commence before the undersigned on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., in Courtroom No. 26; the estimated length of trial is three days. 4. On or before May 4, 2018, the parties shall file separate Pretrial Statements addressing each of the matters set forth in Local Rule 281(b). 18 5. The court will review the parties’ Pretrial Statements on the papers, without scheduling 19 a pretrial conference. Thereafter, the court will issue a Pretrial Order providing further directions 20 to the parties, including the deadline for filing in limine motions. 21 22 23 24 25 26 6. Plaintiff’s motion in limine filed March 5, 2018, ECF No. 129, remains denied as premature. 7. By separate order, the court will issue an amended writ ad testificandum to obtain plaintiff’s presence at trial. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: April 9, 2018 27 28 2

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