Tate v. State of California et al

Filing 21

ORDER denying Defendants' Request for CDCR Representative to Appear at the Settlement Conference by Telephone. Signed by Judge Kandis A. Westmore on 11/05/2012. (kawlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/5/2012)

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 6 7 KAREN TATE, Plaintiff, 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 v. STATE OF CALIFORNIA; CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION; TIMOTHY REYNOLDS; AND DOES 1 TO 100, 12 Case No.: CV 12-01441-YGR (KAW) ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS' REQUEST FOR CDCR REPRESENTATIVE TO APPEAR AT THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE BY TELEPHONE Defendants. 13 14 The Court has considered Defendants' request to have California Department of 15 Corrections and Rehabilitation representative Michael Mueller to appear telephonically at the 16 November 7, 2012 settlement conference. The request is DENIED, and CDCR is ORDERED to 17 have a representative physically present at the settlement conference vested with full authority to 18 participate in settlement discussions and recommend to the CDCR's executive office for its 19 approval of any tentative decision reached at the settlement conference. Failure to provide such a 20 representative may result in CDCR compensating any costs or fees incurred by other parties in 21 appearing at the settlement conference, as well the imposition of sanctions as deemed appropriate 22 by the Court. 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: November 5, 2012 ________________________ KANDIS A. WESTMORE United States Magistrate Judge

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