UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 19, 2009
REASSURE AMERICA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY PLAINTIFF(S),
SANDRA LAIKAM-COOK, ET AL,. DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
SCHEDULING ORDER (Fed.R.Civ.P 16)
Settlement Conference: September 17, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Courtroom 9
I. Date of Scheduling Conference June 11, 2009.
III. Dismissal of Plaintiff in Interpleader
Defendants in Interpleader agree that Plaintiff should and will be dismissed from this action. A stipulation and proposed order to that effect shall be submitted to the Court on or before June 30, 2009.
IV. Settlement Conference
A Settlement Conference is scheduled for September 17, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 9 before the Honorable Dennis L. Beck, U.S. Magistrate Judge.
Unless otherwise permitted in advance by the Court, the attorneys who will try the case shall appear at the Settlement Conference with the parties and the person or persons having full authority to negotiate and settle the case on any terms*fn1 at the conference.
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE STATEMENT
At least five (5) court days prior to the Settlement Conference the parties shall submit, directly to Judge Beck's chambers by e-mail to DLBOrders@caed.uscourts.gov, a Confidential Settlement Conference Statement. The statement should not be filed with the Clerk of the Court nor served on any other party, although the parties may file a Notice of Lodging of Settlement Conference Statement Each statement shall be clearly marked "confidential" with the date and time of the Settlement Conference indicated prominently thereon.
The Confidential Settlement Conference Statement shall include the following:
A. A brief statement of the facts of the case.
B. A brief statement of the claims and defenses, i.e., statutory or other grounds upon which the claims are founded; a forthright evaluation of the parties' likelihood of prevailing on the claims and defenses; and a description of the major issues in dispute.
C. A summary of the proceedings to date.
D. An estimate of the cost and time to be expended for further discovery, pretrial and trial.
E. The relief sought.
F. The party's position on settlement, including present demands and offers and a history of past settlement discussions, offers and demands.
IT IS SO ORDERED.