Hudson v. Richmond Police Department

Filing 89

ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL (Illston, Susan) (Filed on 3/20/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 TORIANO GERMAINE HUDSON, Plaintiff, 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 Case No. 15-cv-00787-SI ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL v. DIAZ, et al., Defendants. 12 13 On March 3, 2017, the court referred this action to the Federal Pro Bono Project to find 14 counsel interested in representing plaintiff in this action. A representative from the Federal Pro 15 Bono Project has informed the court that attorneys John Schreiber, Scotia Hicks, Deepi Punia, and 16 Whitney Carlson of the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, located at 35th Floor, 101 California 17 Street, San Francisco, CA 94111, are willing to be appointed to undertake this representation at 18 the request of the Federal Pro Bono Project. 19 Accordingly, attorneys John Schreiber, Scotia Hicks, Deepi Punia, and Whitney Carlson of 20 Winston & Strawn LLP are hereby appointed as counsel for plaintiff for all purposes in this action. 21 Counsel shall be familiar with General Order No. 25 and the Federal Pro Bono Project Guidelines 22 posted on the Court's website. 23 All proceedings are stayed until four weeks from the date of this order. 24 The court will hold a case management conference at 3:00 p.m. on May 12, 2017. The 25 parties shall file a joint case management statement no later than one week before the case 26 management conference. The court is particularly interested in setting a discovery schedule and 27 trial date, and expects the joint case management statement to (a) identify the specific discovery 28 1 that remains to be done, (b) propose a schedule for the completion of that discovery, and 2 (c) propose mutually available trial dates, preferably within the next four to eight months. To aid 3 in scheduling the trial, plaintiff’s counsel should make inquiries and include in the joint case 4 management statement information about plaintiff’s expected release date from custody, or the 5 length of the sentence plaintiff currently is serving and his minimum eligible parole date. 6 7 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: March 20, 2017 ______________________________________ SUSAN ILLSTON United States District Judge 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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