United States District Court, D. Nevada
CHRISTOPHER A. JONES, Plaintiff,
HOWARD SKOLNIK, et al., Defendants.
PAUL LAXALT Attorney General JARED M. FROST (Bar No. 11132)
Senior Deputy Attorney General CLARK G. LESLIE (Bar No.
10124) Chief Deputy Attorney General Attorneys for
DEFENDANTS' UNOPPOSED MOTION TO EXCUSE THE
PARTICIPATION OF JARED M. FROST AT THE JULY 2017 SETTLEMENT
Taerik Berry, Yaqub Mustafaa, Jeremiah Schultz, Brian
Williams, and James G. Cox, by and through counsel, Adam Paul
Laxalt, Attorney General of the State of Nevada, Clark G.
Leslie, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and Jared M. Frost,
Senior Deputy Attorney General, hereby submit this motion to
excuse the participation of Jared M. Frost at the July 2017
settlement conference. This motion is made and based on the
following points and authorities, the attached Declaration of
Counsel, the pleadings and papers on file herein, and any
other evidence the Court deems appropriate to consider.
an inmate civil rights lawsuit filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
April 26, 2017, Plaintiff filed a motion for a global
settlement conference. ECF No. 572. On June 2, 2017, the
Court ordered the scheduling of a global settlement
conference for July 11, 2017, in Reno, Nevada. ECF No. 576.
The settlement conference is to encompass this matter and two
additional matters: Jones v. Bannister, Case No.
3:16-cv-00399; and Jones v. Neven, Case No.
order scheduling the global settlement conference, the Court
specified that "[a] 11 counsel of record who will be
participating in the trial of this case, all parties
appearing pro se, if any, and all individual parties must be
present." Id. at 1. The Court further specified
that "[a]ll parties and counsel should make arrangements
to be present at the settlement conference for the entire
13, 2017, Plaintiff filed a motion to appear personally at
the July 2017 settlement conference. ECF No. 580. ]
14, 2017, Defendants filed an omnibus motion to excuse their
participation ' at the July 2017 settlement conference.
ECF No. 581. Plaintiff did not oppose the motion. ECF No.
20, 2017, the Court granted Defendants' omnibus motion in
part. ECF No. 583. Pursuant to the Court's order,
Defendant Isidro Baca is required to attend the July 2017
conference, and the participation of all other Defendants is
21, 2017, all remaining Defendants in this case filed a
Notice Of Intent To Proceed By Joint Representation. ECF No.
26, 2017, the Court granted Plaintiffs motion to appear
personally at the July 2017 settlement conference. ECF No.
motion to excuse the participation of Jared M. Frost follows.
cause supports excusing Jared M. Frost from participating at
the July 2017 settlement conference. In addition to an NDOC
representative, Warden Baca, and the Tort Claims Manager,
there are three attorneys planning to attend the settlement
conference on behalf of the various Defendants: Chief Deputy
Attorney General Clark Leslie, Deputy Attorney General Ben
Johnson, and Deputy Attorney General Ian Carr. Each of these
attorneys is based in Northern Nevada. However, the
undersigned is ...