Peoples v. Mata et al
Order by Magistrate Judge Nandor J. Vadas denying 192 Motion to Continue. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(njvlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/26/2017)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 12-cv-02163-CRB (NJV)
ORDER DENYING MOTION TO
MAKELA, et al.,
Re: Dkt. No. 192
United States District Court
Northern District of California
A settlement conference is scheduled in this case for May 9, 2017. On April 24, 2017,
Plaintiff filed a motion to continue that settlement conference. (Doc. 192.) Plaintiff states that he
currently has an appeal pending before the United States Court of Appeals in another case, and
that the answering brief in that appeal is due May 3, 2017. Plaintiff states that thereafter, he will
have fourteen days to file his optional reply brief. Plaintiff claims that requiring him to attend the
settlement conference will cause a hardship regarding his ability to meet the deadline for filing his
The court finds Plaintiff's claim unconvincing. Persons who chose to simultaneously
litigate multiple cases, whether they are acting in pro se or are licensed attorneys representing
clients, must manage their case schedules. Further, the scheduling and execution of in-person
settlement conferences with inmates involves complicated planning between the court and the
inmate's institution, and are not easily rescheduled.
Accordingly, Plaintiff's motion is HEREBY DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: April 26, 2017
NANDOR J. VADAS
United States Magistrate Judge
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