UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 20, 2010
WILLIAM J. TUMA, PLAINTIFF,
EATON CORPORATION, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. William V. Gallo U.S. Magistrate Judge
NOTICE AND ORDER FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a Settlement Conference in your case will be held on December 10, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. before United States Magistrate Judge William V. Gallo, United States Courthouse, Courtroom F, First Floor, 940 Front Street, San Diego, California.
Pursuant to Rule 16.1(c) of the Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, both counsel and the parties who have full and unlimited authority*fn1 to negotiate and enter into a binding settlement shall appear in person at the conference and shall be prepared to discuss the claims, defenses, damages and settlement.
Unless there are extraordinary circumstances, persons required to attend the conference pursuant to this Order shall not be excused from personal attendance. Requests for excuse from attendance for extraordinary circumstances shall be made in writing at least 48 hours prior to the conference. Where the suit involves the United States or one of its agencies, only counsel for the United States with full settlement authority need appear.
The Court requires that the parties file Confidential Settlement Conference Statements.
No later than five court days prior to the Settlement Conference, the parties shall submit directly to Judge Gallo's chambers confidential statements of five pages or less which outline the nature of the case, the claims, the defenses, and the parties' positions regarding settlement of the case. Absent extraordinary circumstances, requests for continuances of the conference may not be considered unless submitted in writing no less than seven calendar days prior to the scheduled conference. Questions regarding this case may be directed to the Magistrate Judge's Research Attorney at (619) 557-6384.