Riggs v. Grounds et al

Filing 76

ORDER Returning Case to District Judge. Signed by Judge Nandor J. Vadas on 3/4/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(njvlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/4/2016)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 EUREKA DIVISION 7 8 ISAAC RIGGS, Case No. 13-cv-05864-PJH (NJV) Plaintiff, 9 v. 10 11 R.T.C. GROUNDS, et al., United States District Court Northern District of California Defendants. ORDER RETURING CASE TO DISTRICT JUDGE BECAUSE OF PLAINTIFF'S REFUSAL TO PARTICIPATE IN SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE 12 13 On November 19, 2015, Chief Judge Hamilton referred this case to the undersigned for a 14 settlement conference. (Doc. 68.) On January 28, 2016, the undersigned entered an order setting 15 a settlement conference for March 10, 2016, at Solano State Prison. (Doc. 71.) The undersigned 16 issued a writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum requiring the Warden of Salinas Valley State 17 Prison to produce Plaintiff at Solano State Prison on March 10, 2016, for the settlement 18 conference. (Doc. 72.) 19 On March 3, 2016, the court was informed by the administration at Salinas Valley State 20 Prison that Plaintiff refused to board the bus to be transported to Solano State Prison for the 21 settlement conference. By refusing to be transported to Solano State Prison, Plaintiff has 22 prevented the scheduled settlement conference from occurring. The undersigned therefore 23 respectfully returns the case to Chief Judge Hamilton, based on Plaintiff's refusal to participate in 24 the ordered settlement conference. 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 Dated: March 4, 2016 27 28 ______________________________________ NANDOR J. VADAS United States Magistrate Judge

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