Tillman v. Bostick et al

Filing 15

ORDER REFERRING CASE TO PRO SE PRISONER SETTLEMENT PROGRAM. Signed by Judge Lucy H. Koh on 2/5/13. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(mpb, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/6/2013)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 EDDIE A. TILLMAN, 12 13 Plaintiff, vs. 14 OFFICER BOSTICK, 15 Defendant. 16 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 12-2807 LHK (PR) ORDER REFERRING CASE TO PRO SE PRISONER SETTLEMENT PROGRAM 17 Plaintiff, a California state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed a civil rights action under 42 18 U.S.C. § 1983, against officers at the Antioch Police Department. On September 14, 2012, the 19 Court found that Plaintiff stated a cognizable claim for relief against Defendant Bostick, and 20 ordered service upon him. On January 28, 2013, Defendant Bostick notified the Court that this 21 action is not suitable for resolution by summary judgment. (Doc. No. 14.) 22 Prior to setting this matter for trial, the Court finds good cause to refer this matter to 23 Magistrate Judge Nandor Vadas pursuant to the Pro Se Prisoner Settlement Program for 24 settlement proceedings on Plaintiff’s cognizable claim. The proceedings will consist of one or 25 more conferences as determined by Magistrate Judge Vadas. The conferences shall be 26 conducted with Defendant, or the representative for Defendant, attending by videoconferencing 27 if they so choose. 28 Order Referring Case to Pro Se Prisoner Settlement Program G:\PRO-SE\SJ.LHK\CR.12\Tillman807vadas.wpd 1 The instant case is REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Vadas pursuant to the Pro Se 2 Prisoner Settlement Program for settlement proceedings on the cognizable claim in this action. 3 The proceedings shall take place within one hundred twenty (120) days of the filing date of this 4 order, or as soon as practicable. Magistrate Judge Vadas shall coordinate a time and date for a 5 settlement conference with all interested parties or their representatives and, within ten (10) 6 days after the conclusion of the settlement proceedings, file with the Court a report regarding the 7 prisoner settlement proceedings. If these settlement proceedings do not resolve this matter, 8 Plaintiff may file a motion for appointment of counsel, and the Court will then set this matter for 9 trial. 10 The Clerk of the Court shall mail a copy of the court file, including a copy of 11 this Order, to Magistrate Judge Vadas in Eureka, California. The instant case is STAYED 12 pending the settlement conference proceedings. 13 14 15 IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: 2/5/13 LUCY H. KOH United States District Judge 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Order Referring Case to Pro Se Prisoner Settlement Program 2 G:\PRO-SE\SJ.LHK\CR.12\Tillman807vadas.wpd

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