Peoples v. Mata et al

Filing 194

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)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 EUREKA DIVISION 7 8 TIMOTHY PEOPLES, Case No. 12-cv-02163-CRB (NJV) Plaintiff, 9 ORDER DENYING MOTION TO CONTINUE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE v. 10 11 MAKELA, et al., Re: Dkt. No. 192 United States District Court Northern District of California Defendants. 12 A settlement conference is scheduled in this case for May 9, 2017. On April 24, 2017, 13 14 Plaintiff filed a motion to continue that settlement conference. (Doc. 192.) Plaintiff states that he 15 currently has an appeal pending before the United States Court of Appeals in another case, and 16 that the answering brief in that appeal is due May 3, 2017. Plaintiff states that thereafter, he will 17 have fourteen days to file his optional reply brief. Plaintiff claims that requiring him to attend the 18 settlement conference will cause a hardship regarding his ability to meet the deadline for filing his 19 reply. 20 The court finds Plaintiff's claim unconvincing. Persons who chose to simultaneously 21 litigate multiple cases, whether they are acting in pro se or are licensed attorneys representing 22 clients, must manage their case schedules. Further, the scheduling and execution of in-person 23 settlement conferences with inmates involves complicated planning between the court and the 24 inmate's institution, and are not easily rescheduled. 25 Accordingly, Plaintiff's motion is HEREBY DENIED. 26 IT IS SO ORDERED. 27 Dated: April 26, 2017 28 NANDOR J. VADAS United States Magistrate Judge

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