UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 19, 2008
FELIX ESPINO, JR., PLAINTIFF,
CITY OF CHULA VISTA, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Louisa S Porter United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER VACATING DATES, SCHEDULING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, AND SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
On May 12, 2008, the Court held a Mandatory Settlement Conference. Plaintiff Felix Espino failed to appear but the Court was able to locate him at his home. Bart Miesfeld, Esq., appeared on behalf of Defendants. No significant settlement negotiations occurred due to the absence of the Plaintiff and his stated desire to obtain legal representation. Plaintiff is no longer incarcerated. Based thereon, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
1. The Court hereby VACATES the dates not yet complied with in the Court's Scheduling Order Regulating Discovery and Other Pretrial Proceedings, dated January 17, 2008.
2. The Court will issue new dates at the Case Management Conference which shall be held on June 9, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. The conference shall be telephonic, with Plaintiff or his counsel, and counsel for Defendants. Counsel for Defendants shall initiate and coordinate the call.
3. A Settlement Conference shall be held on July 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., in the chambers of the Honorable Judge Louisa S. Porter. The parties shall lodge confidential settlement statements, directly with Judge Porter's chambers by mail or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before July 11, 2008. The settlement statements should include a neutral factual statement of the case, identify controlling legal issues, and concisely set out issues of liability and damages, including any settlement demands and offers to date and addressing special and general damages where applicable. The settlement statements shall not be filed. Settlement conferences shall not be rescheduled without a showing of good cause and adequate notice to the Court. If the parties wish to reschedule this conference, they shall contact the Court at least ten (10) days prior to the conference. Absent exceptional circumstances, the Court will not reschedule this conference with less than ten (10) days' notice. Only in extreme circumstances will the Court reschedule a mandatory settlement conference with less than 24 hours' notice.
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