Batiste v. Clark County School District et al

Filing 27

ORDER denying 22 Motion for Exemption from Conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 8/25/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JM)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 10 ANDRE BATISTE, 11 12 13 14 15 ) ) Plaintiff(s), ) ) v. ) ) CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al., ) ) Defendant(s). ) __________________________________________) Case No. 2:17-cv-00227-APG-GWF ORDER (Docket No. 22) 16 Pending before the Court is the motion that Defendant Jon Howard not appear in person for the 17 upcoming early neutral evaluation. Docket No. 22. Plaintiff filed a response in opposition, and 18 Defendants filed a reply. Docket No. 25, 26. Because Defendant has failed to persuade the Court that 19 Mr. Howard’s attendance will not be beneficial, the motion is DENIED. 20 To ensure that the parties participate in the early neutral evaluation in accordance with the 21 decorum and civility required by the Court, see, e.g., Local Rule 1-1(c), the Court feels compelled to 22 admonish Plaintiff’s counsel that personal attacks and over-the-top rhetoric are not helpful or 23 appropriate. Such conduct will not be tolerated at the early neutral evaluation. 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. 25 Dated: August 25, 2017 26 27 28 ___________________________________ Nancy J. Koppe United States Magistrate Judge

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