Williams v. State of California et al

Filing 34

ORDER RE VIDEO CONFERENCE TESTIMONY AT EVIDENTIARY HEARING. Signed by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. on 10/16/2017. (ndrS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/16/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 DWAIN WILLIAMS, Plaintiff, 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 v. Case No. 17-cv-02511-HSG ORDER RE VIDEO CONFERENCE TESTIMONY AT EVIDENTIARY HEARING STATE OF CALIFORNIA, et al., Defendants. 12 13 Pending before the Court is Defendants’ motion for summary judgment for failure to 14 exhaust administrative remedies. See Dkt. No. 8. Following the hearing and supplemental 15 briefing on the motion, the Court scheduled a limited evidentiary hearing to determine whether 16 Plaintiff Dwain Williams exhausted the available administrative remedies under the Prison 17 Litigation Reform Act. Dkt. No. 19. On October 6, 2017, Defendants identified Timothy William 18 Brown as one of their witnesses for the October 27, 2017, evidentiary hearing because of Mr. 19 Brown’s role in assisting Plaintiff with an inmate appeal. See Dkt. No. 32 at 3. Mr. Brown is 20 currently incarcerated at the California Health Care Facility (CDCR No. G38339). Id. To 21 facilitate Mr. Brown’s testimony, the Court ORDERS that Mr. Brown may testify via video 22 conference from the California Health Care Facility. Defendants shall coordinate with the Court’s 23 deputy clerk to ensure the video conference is set up in advance of the hearing. 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 10/16/2017 ______________________________________ HAYWOOD S. GILLIAM, JR. United States District Judge

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