Williams v. Neven et al, No. 2:2015cv01327 - Document 10 (D. Nev. 2016)

Court Description: ORDER Granting 9 Motion to Proceed. FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to the Court's screening order (ECF No. 8 ), this action shall proceed.FURTHER ORDERED that this action is Stayed for 90 days.FURTHER ORDERED that any party seeking exclusion for mediation shall file a motion no later than 8/9/2016.FURTHER ORDERED that the Attorney General's Office shall advise the court no later than 8/9/2016 whether it will enter a limited notice of appearance. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 7/19/16. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF and Order - JM)
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Williams v. Neven et al Doc. 10 1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 7 8 9 10 11 12 MICHAEL WILLIAMS, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) Case No. 2:15-cv-01327-GMN-NJK v. ) ) DWIGHT W. NEVEN, et al., ) ) ORDER Defendants. ) ) ___________________________________ ) 13 I. DISCUSSION 14 15 On June 16, 2016, the Court issued a screening order dismissing Plaintiff’s Eighth 16 Amendment and First Amendment claims without prejudice, with leave to amend, dismissing 17 his Fourteenth Amendment claim relating to his transfer with prejudice, and allowing Plaintiff 18 to proceed on his Fourteenth Amendment claim related to his administrative segregation 19 against Defendants Neven, Nash, Fillman, Stroud, Treadwell, and Howell. (ECF No. 8 at 8). 20 The Court granted Plaintiff 30 days from the date of that order to file a second amended 21 complaint curing the deficiencies on his Eighth Amendment and First Amendment claims. 22 (Id.). The Court specifically stated that if Plaintiff chose not to file a second amended 23 complaint, the action would proceed on the Fourteenth Amendment claim related to 24 administrative segregation only. (Id. at 9). On July 13, 2016, Plaintiff filed a motion to proceed 25 indicating that he did not wish to file a second amended complaint. (ECF No. 9) Pursuant to 26 the screening order and Plaintiff’s motion, Plaintiff’s motion is granted and this action shall 27 proceed on the Fourteenth Amendment claim related to administrative segregation against 28 Defendants Neven, Nash, Fillman, Stroud, Treadwell, and Howell. Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 II. CONCLUSION For the foregoing reasons, IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion to proceed (ECF No. 9) is GRANTED. 4 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to the Court’s screening order (ECF No. 8), 5 this action shall proceed on the Fourteenth Amendment claim relating to administrative 6 segregation against Defendants Neven, Nash, Fillman, Stroud, Treadwell, and Howell. 7 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, given the nature of the claim(s) that the Court has 8 permitted to proceed, this action is STAYED for ninety (90) days to allow Plaintiff and 9 Defendant(s) an opportunity to settle their dispute before the $350.00 filing fee is paid, an 10 answer is filed, or the discovery process begins. During this ninety-day stay period, no other 11 pleadings or papers shall be filed in this case, and the parties shall not engage in any 12 discovery. The Court will refer this case to the Court’s Inmate Early Mediation Program, and 13 the Court will enter a subsequent order. Regardless, on or before ninety (90) days from the 14 date this order is entered, the Office of the Attorney General shall file the report form attached 15 to this order regarding the results of the 90-day stay, even if a stipulation for dismissal is 16 entered prior to the end of the 90-day stay. If the parties proceed with this action, the Court 17 will then issue an order setting a date for Defendants to file an answer or other response. 18 Following the filing of an answer, the Court will issue a scheduling order setting discovery and 19 dispositive motion deadlines. 20 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that “settlement” may or may not include payment of 21 money damages. It also may or may not include an agreement to resolve Plaintiff’s issues 22 differently. A compromise agreement is one in which neither party is completely satisfied with 23 the result, but both have given something up and both have obtained something in return. 24 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, if the case does not settle, Plaintiff will be required 25 to pay the full $350.00 filing fee. This fee cannot be waived. If Plaintiff is allowed to proceed 26 in forma pauperis, the fee will be paid in installments from his prison trust account. 28 U.S.C. 27 § 1915(b). If Plaintiff is not allowed to proceed in forma pauperis, the $350.00 will be due 28 immediately. 2 1 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, if any party seeks to have this case excluded from the 2 inmate mediation program, that party shall file a “motion to exclude case from mediation” no 3 later than August 9, 2016. The responding party shall have seven (7) days to file a response. 4 No reply shall be filed. Thereafter, the Court will issue an order, set the matter for hearing, or 5 both. 6 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall electronically SERVE a 7 copy of this order, the amended screening order (ECF No. 8) and a copy of Plaintiff’s 8 amended complaint (ECF No. 5) on the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Nevada, 9 attention Kat Howe. 10 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Attorney General’s Office shall advise the Court, 11 no later than August 9, 2016, whether it will enter a limited notice of appearance on behalf of 12 Defendants for the purpose of settlement. No defenses or objections, including lack of 13 service, shall be waived as a result of the filing of the limited notice of appearance. 14 DATED: This 19th day of July, 2016. 15 16 17 18 _________________________________ NANCY J. KOPPE United States Magistrate Judge 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA ) , ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) REPORT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL RE: RESULTS OF 90-DAY STAY ) , ) Defendants. ___________________________________ ) 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 NOTE: ONLY THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL FILE THIS FORM. THE INMATE PLAINTIFF SHALL NOT FILE THIS FORM. On ________________ [the date of the issuance of the screening order], the Court issued its screening order stating that it had conducted its screening pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A, and that certain specified claims in this case would proceed. The Court ordered the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Nevada to file a report ninety (90) days after the date of the entry of the Court’s screening order to indicate the status of the case at the end of the 90-day stay. By filing this form, the Office of the Attorney General hereby complies. /// /// /// /// REPORT FORM [Identify which of the following two situations (identified in bold type) describes the case, and follow the instructions corresponding to the proper statement.] Situation One: Mediated Case: The case was assigned to mediation by a courtappointed mediator during the 90-day stay. [If this statement is accurate, check ONE of the six statements below and fill in any additional information as required, then proceed to the signature block.] 22 23 24 25 ____ A mediation session with a court-appointed mediator was held on _______________ [enter date], and as of this date, the parties have reached a settlement (even if paperwork to memorialize the settlement remains to be completed). (If this box is checked, the parties are on notice that they must SEPARATELY file either a contemporaneous stipulation of dismissal or a motion requesting that the Court continue the stay in the case until a specified date upon which they will file a stipulation of dismissal.) 26 27 28 ____ A mediation session with a court-appointed mediator was held on ________________ [enter date], and as of this date, the parties have not reached a settlement. The Office of the Attorney General therefore informs the Court of its intent to proceed with this action. 4 1 2 3 4 ____ No mediation session with a court-appointed mediator was held during the 90day stay, but the parties have nevertheless settled the case. (If this box is checked, the parties are on notice that they must SEPARATELY file a contemporaneous stipulation of dismissal or a motion requesting that the Court continue the stay in this case until a specified date upon which they will file a stipulation of dismissal.) 5 ____ No mediation session with a court-appointed mediator was held during the 90day stay, but one is currently scheduled for ________________ [enter date]. 6 ____ No mediation session with a court-appointed mediator was held during the 90day stay, and as of this date, no date certain has been scheduled for such a session. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ____ None of the above five statements describes the status of this case. Contemporaneously with the filing of this report, the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Nevada is filing a separate document detailing the status of this case. ***** Situation Two: Informal Settlement Discussions Case: The case was NOT assigned to mediation with a court-appointed mediator during the 90-day stay; rather, the parties were encouraged to engage in informal settlement negotiations. [If this statement is accurate, check ONE of the four statements below and fill in any additional information as required, then proceed to the signature block.] ____ The parties engaged in settlement discussions and as of this date, the parties have reached a settlement (even if the paperwork to memorialize the settlement remains to be completed). (If this box is checked, the parties are on notice that they must SEPARATELY file either a contemporaneous stipulation of dismissal or a motion requesting that the Court continue the stay in this case until a specified date upon which they will file a stipulation of dismissal.) ____ The parties engaged in settlement discussions and as of this date, the parties have not reached a settlement. The Office of the Attorney General therefore informs the Court of its intent to proceed with this action. ____ The parties have not engaged in settlement discussions and as of this date, the parties have not reached a settlement. The Office of the Attorney General therefore informs the Court of its intent to proceed with this action. ____ None of the above three statements fully describes the status of this case. Contemporaneously with the filing of this report, the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Nevada is filing a separate document detailing the status of this case. Submitted this _______ day of __________________, ______ by: 26 Attorney Name: ________________________ Print 27 Address: ________________________________ 28 5 _____________________________ Signature Phone: ________________________ 1 ________________________________ 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 6 Email: ________________________