UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 10, 2007
MATTHEW LIANG, PLAINTIFF,
CAL-BAY INTERNATIONAL, INC., ET AL., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. William McCurine, Jr. U.S. Magistrate Judge United States District Court
On May 8, 2007, the Court received a written request from counsel to continue the Case Management/Settlement Conference currently scheduled for May 11, 2007. According to counsel of record for plaintiff, "[w]e are attempting to exchange discovery so that meaningful settlement negotiations are possible." Therefore, for good cause shown, the Court issues the following Order:
1. A Case Management/Settlement Conference ("CMC/SC") will be held on June 20, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Counsel and parties with full settlement authority are ordered to appear on at in the chambers of United States Magistrate Judge William McCurine, Jr., 940 Front Street, Courtroom C, San Diego, California, 92101, for a Case Management Conference pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b). Full authority to settle means that the individual present at the settlement conference has the unfettered discretion and authority to: 1) fully explore settlement options and to agree at that time to any settlement options; 2) agree at that time to any settlement terms acceptable to the parties; 3) change the settlement position of a party; and 4) negotiate monetary awards without being restricted to a specific sum certain.
2. Counsel and parties should be prepared to participate in an all day settlement conference. Counsel shall be prepared to discuss the weaknesses of their case; why settlement is necessary, best case scenario if a party wins; worst case scenario if a party loses.
No further continuances will be granted. All other orders of the Court remain in full force and effect unless otherwise ordered by the Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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