(PC) Gomes v. Mathis, et al

Filing 46

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cota on 10/3/2019 SETTING Scheduling Conference for 11/13/2019 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 4 in Sacramento, CA before Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cota; ORDERING parties to submit to the court and serve by mail on all other parties a status/scheduling report, as outlined in this order, no later than 7 days before the conference; and ORDERING Clerk to randomly assign a District Judge and update the docket to reflect the new case number. This case has been assigned to District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller and Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cota. The new case number is: 2:19-cv-1499 KJM DMC (PC). (Henshaw, R)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 LAWRENCE E. GOMES, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 No. 2:19-CV-1499-DMC v. ORDER MARIANA LOTASZTAIN, 15 Defendant. 16 Plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se, brings this civil rights action pursuant to 42 17 18 U.S.C. § 1983.1 An answer to plaintiff’s fourth amended complaint has been filed and the matter 19 is ready for scheduling. Accordingly, the matter is set for a scheduling conference before the 20 undersigned in Sacramento, California, on November 13, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 4. 21 Pursuant to Eastern District of California Local Rules, this case was not assigned 22 to a District Judge when the case was filed. The parties have not consented to Magistrate Judge 23 jurisdiction and the court now finds that assignment of a District Judge is necessary to properly 24 address the case. 25 /// 26 /// 27 1 28 Plaintiff was an inmate at the California Medical Facility when this action was filed but has since been released from custody. 1 1 2 Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 3 1. All parties shall appear by counsel or in person if acting without counsel. 4 Plaintiffs proceeding pro se must each appear at the scheduling conference and are reminded that 5 they may not make appearances for other plaintiffs proceeding pro se. 6 2. The parties shall submit to the court and serve by mail on all other parties, 7 no later than seven (7) days before the conference, a status/scheduling report addressing the 8 following matters: 9 a. Service of process; 10 b. Possible joinder of additional parties; 11 c. Any expected or desired amendment of the pleadings; 12 d. Jurisdiction and venue; 13 e. Anticipated motions and the scheduling thereof; 14 f. The proposed discovery plan developed pursuant to Federal Rule of 15 Civil Procedure 26(f); 16 g. The potential for settlement and specific recommendations regarding 17 settlement procedures and timing, including whether a settlement conference should be scheduled 18 and if so when, and whether referral to the court’s Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program (see 19 Local Rule 271) is appropriate in this case; 20 21 h. Future proceedings, including setting appropriate cut-off dates for discovery and law and motion and the scheduling of a pretrial conference and trial; 22 23 i. Modification of standard pretrial procedures specified by the rules due to the relative simplicity or complexity of the action or proceedings; 24 25 26 j. Whether the case is related to any other case, including matters in bankruptcy; k. Whether the counsel will stipulate to the magistrate judge assigned to 27 this matter acting as settlement judge and waiving any disqualifications by virtue of her so acting, 28 or whether they prefer to have a Settlement Conference before another judge; and 2 1 2 3 l. Any other matters that may add to the just and expeditious disposition of this matter. 3. Plaintiff and defense counsel are reminded of their continuing duty to 4 notify chambers immediately of any settlement or other disposition (see Local Rule 160). In 5 addition, the parties are cautioned that pursuant to Local Rule 230(c), opposition to the granting 6 of a motion must be filed fourteen days preceding the noticed hearing date. The Rule further 7 provides that “[n]o party will be entitled to be heard in opposition to a motion at oral arguments if 8 written opposition to the motion has not been timely filed by that party.” Finally, Local Rule 110 9 provides that failure to comply with the Local Rules or orders of the court “may be grounds for 10 imposition by the Court of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the 11 inherent power of the Court.” 12 13 4. The Clerk of the Court is directed to randomly assign a District Judge and to update the docket to reflect the new case number. 14 15 16 Dated: October 3, 2019 ____________________________________ DENNIS M. COTA UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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