Denton v. Pastor et al
ORDER that U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Richard Creatura IS APPOINTED as a settlement judgment judge for this case, pursuant to Local Rule 39.1(e), and that Plaintiff's 168 Motion to Appoint Mediator IS DENIED WIHTOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by Judge Robert J. Bryan.**2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Michael Denton, Prisoner ID: 898610)(CMG)(cc to Mag Judge Creatura)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
CASE NO. 16-5314 RJB-DWC
ORDER ON PLAINTIFF’S
MOTION TO APPOINT
SHERRIFF PAUL PASTOR, et al.,
This matter comes before the Court on the Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Mediator. Dkt.
168. The Court has considered the pleadings filed regarding the motion, and the remaining
Plaintiff, a pro se prisoner, filed this civil rights case on April 28, 2016. Dkt. 1. One
claim remains for trial, which is set to begin on August 13, 2018. Dkt. 173. The scheduling
order sets a deadline for mediation under Local Rule W.D. Wash. 39.1 for July 13, 2018. Id.
ORDER ON PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO APPOINT MEDIATOR - 1
Under Local Rule 39.1 (e), “[i]n any case, the court may appoint a settlement judge who
may conduct a settlement conference in such a manner as that settlement judge may deem
U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Richard Creatura should be appointed as a settlement judge for
this case pursuant to Local Rule 39.1 (e). The settlement proceedings with Judge Creatura
should take the place of the Court ordered mediation. Plaintiff’s motion for appointment of a
mediator should be denied (Dkt. 168) without prejudice.
It is ORDERED that:
U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Richard Creatura IS APPOINTED as a settlement judge
for this case pursuant to Local Rule 39.1 (e), and
Plaintiff’s “Motion to Appoint Mediator” (Dkt. 168) IS DENIED WITHOUT
The Clerk is directed to send uncertified copies of this Order to all counsel of record and
to any party appearing pro se at said party’s last known address.
Dated this 7th day of February, 2018.
ROBERT J. BRYAN
United States District Judge
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