Bruce, et al v. E. Ylst, et al

Filing 308

ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL; ORDER REOPENING CASE; AND SETTING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. ORDER STAYING CASE: All further proceedings will be stayed four(4) weeks from the date of this Order. Following the four week stay, Magistrate Judge Nandor Va das will set a scheduling conference to set a date for settlement proceedings. If case does not settle, parties shall appear for a Case Management Conference before Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers set for Monday, 5/8/2017 02:00 PM in Courtroom 1, 4th Floor, Oakland. Signed by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on 2/7/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(fs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/7/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 VINCENT C. BRUCE, Case No. 99-cv-04492-YGR (PR) Plaintiff, 8 ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL; REOPENING ACTION; AND SETTING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE v. 9 10 E. YLST, et al., Defendants. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 Having determined that it would be beneficial to have counsel assist Plaintiff in this matter and having located volunteer counsel willing to represent Plaintiff, the Court orders as follows: (1) Michael W. Melendez, Esq. (SBN 125895) and Theresa Mae Rutledge, Esq. 15 (SBN 261229) of Cozen O’Connor is appointed as counsel for Plaintiff in this matter, pursuant to 16 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(1) and the Court’s Federal Pro Bono Project guidelines. The scope of this 17 referral shall be for: 18 19 X 20 21 22 23 24 all purposes for the duration of the case the limited purpose of representing the litigant in the course of mediation early neutral evaluation X settlement conference briefing and hearing on the following motion (e.g., motion for summary judgment or motion to dismiss): _________________________________________________________ discovery as follows: _________________________________________________________ other: _______________________________________________ 25 (2) The Clerk of the Court shall REOPEN this action, which had previously been 26 administratively closed pending appointment of counsel. 27 (3) 28 All further proceedings will be stayed for four (4) weeks from the date of this 1 Order. Counsel shall be familiar with General Order No. 25 and the Federal Pro Bono Project 2 Guidelines posted on the Court’s website. (4) 3 4 Following the four-week stay, Magistrate Judge Nandor Vadas will set a scheduling conference to set a date for settlement proceedings. (5) 5 If this case does not settle, the parties shall appear for a Case Management 6 Conference on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., at the United States District Court for the 7 Northern District of California, Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building, Oakland in Courtroom 1, 4th 8 Floor. 9 (6) At least seven (7) calendar days prior to the Case Management Conference, the parties shall file a joint case management conference statement. The statement must include all 11 United States District Court Northern District of California 10 elements requested in the “Standing Order for All Judges of the Northern District of California – 12 Contents of Joint Case Management Statement.” See 13 As set forth in the Court’s Standing Order in Civil Cases, these conferences are intended to be 14 substantive and productive. Accordingly, each party shall be represented at the Case Management 15 Conference by counsel with authority to enter into stipulations and make admissions pursuant to 16 Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(a) and (c), as well as fully prepared to address all of the matters referred to in 17 the CAND CMC Order and Civil L.R. 16-10(b). Failure to do so may be considered grounds for 18 sanctions. 19 (7) The Clerk shall send a copy of this Order to Mr. Melendez and Ms. Rutledge at 20 Cozen O’Connor, 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 1400, San Francisco, California 94104. The 21 Clerk shall also send a copy of this Order to Plaintiff and Defendants’ counsel. 22 23 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: February 7, 2017 ______________________________________ YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS United States District Judge 26 27 28 2

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