Vincent H. PINDER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Renee BAKER, Warden; et al., Defendants-Appellees.
Decided: April 21, 2020
Before: TASHIMA, BYBEE, and WATFORD, Circuit Judges.
Vincent H. Pinder, Pro Se Frank Anthony Toddre, II, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, AGNV - Office of the Nevada Attorney General, Las Vegas, NV, for Defendants - Appellees
Nevada state prisoner Vincent H. Pinder appeals pro se from the district court's order enforcing the terms of a settlement agreement in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging retaliation and excessive force. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review for an abuse of discretion the district court's enforcement of a settlement agreement, Doi v. Halekulani Corp., 276 F.3d 1131, 1136 (9th Cir. 2002), and for clear error the district court's findings of fact, Maynard v. City of San Jose, 37 F.3d 1396, 1401 (9th Cir. 1994). We affirm.
The district court did not abuse its discretion in enforcing the settlement agreement because the district court's findings that the parties agreed that Pinder would release all remaining claims set for trial, and that any mistake by Pinder was unilateral, were not clearly erroneous. See Golden v. Cal. Emergency Physicians Med. Grp., 782 F.3d 1083, 1089 (9th Cir. 2015) (construction and enforcement of a settlement agreement is governed by local law of contract interpretation); May v. Anderson, 121 Nev. 668, 119 P.3d 1254, 1257 (2005) (setting forth essential elements to the existence of a contract under Nevada law and noting that a contract may be formed “when the parties have agreed to the material terms, even though the contract's exact language is not finalized until later”).
We reject as meritless Pinder's contention that the district court improperly failed to rule on his motion for default judgment.
We do not consider arguments and allegations raised for the first time on appeal. See Padgett v. Wright, 587 F.3d 983, 985 n.2 (9th Cir. 2009).
All pending motions are denied.
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