Slaughter v. Glebe et al

Filing 153

ORDER striking Plaintiff's 151 Motion for Tentative Agreement Negotiated Settlement Offer Proposal to Defendants, signed by Magistrate Judge J Richard Creatura.**2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Ossie Slaughter, Prisoner ID: 827869)(CMG)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 9 10 11 OSSIE LEE SLAUGHTER, Plaintiff, 12 13 ORDER v. 14 CASE NO. 3:15-CV-05484-BHS-JRC PATRICK R GLEBE, Defendant. 15 16 17 18 19 Plaintiff filed a Motion for Tentative Agreement Negotiated Settlement Offer Proposal to Defendants. Dkt. 151. Plaintiff’s motion contains no request for relief from the Court and instead, it appears that plaintiff is attempting to submit a settlement offer to defendants. Id. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7(a) sets forth pleadings allowed, and the Court cannot 20 order the parties to enter into a settlement. Furthermore, the undersigned is prohibited from 21 getting involved in settlement negotiations because he is in a position of ruling on matters 22 affecting the case. Plaintiff’s proposed settlement should be sent directly to the other party, not 23 24 ORDER - 1 1 filed with the Court. The Clerk’s Office is directed to strike plaintiff’s motion (Dkt. 151) from 2 the docket. 3 Dated this 30th day of June, 2017. A 4 5 J. Richard Creatura United States Magistrate Judge 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER - 2

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