Payne v. City & County of San Francisco et al

Filing 70

ORDER GRANTING REQUEST BY NAMED DEFENDANTS FROM PERSONALLY ATTENDING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman on 3/16/2012. (bzsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/16/2012)

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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY DENNIS J. HERRERA City Attorney DUNCAN CARLING Deputy City Attorney DIRECT DIAL: (415) 554-4238 E-MAIL: March 9, 2012 Hon. Bernard Zimmerman United States Magistrate Judge United States District Court-Northern District Courtroom C, 15th Floor 450 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Re: Derrick Payne v. City and County of San Francisco, et al. United States District Court No. CV 11 1328 YGR Settlement Conference: March 22, 2012 Dear Magistrate Judge Zimmerman: This office represents all of the defendants in this action. We write to request that three of the five Sheriff's deputies who are named as defendants be excused from personal attendance at the settlement conference. Having all five of the deputies at the conference puts a considerable burden on City resources, and we believe that a smaller group will be adequate for the purposes of our conference on March 22. Defendants Sergeant Noda and Deputy Castellanos will attend the settlement conference, as well as Freya Horne, Chief Legal Counsel for the Sheriff's Department, as representative of the City. The other defendants, former Deputy City Attorney Rowena Libang and Social Worker Gilbert Jue, will attend the settlement conference as well, so that a total of four of the seven individual defendants, plus the City, will attend. We respectfully ask the court to excuse Sheriff's Deputies Neu, Tilton, and McConico. We consulted plaintiff's counsel, James Birkelund, regarding this request, and he has no objection to the request. Thank you for considering our request. Very truly yours, GRANTED. NO OPPOSITION FILED. cc: James Birkelund, Esq. DUNCAN CARLING Deputy City Attorney R NIA D TE GRAN /s/ Duncan Carling RT FO NO an immerm ernard ZPLAZA ·1390 MARKET STREET, SIXTH FLOOR · SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102-5408 FOX Judge B RECEPTION: (415) 554-3800 · FACSIMILE: (415) 554-3837 A H ER LI UNIT ED S DISTRICT TE C TA RT U O S 3/16/2012 DENNIS J. HERRERA City Attorney N D IS T IC T R OF C n:\lit\li2012\111261\00759941.doc

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