UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 2, 2010
RAMIREZ VELAZQUEZ, INC., ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. United States Magistrate Judge
March 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Courtroom 10
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE , Settlement Conference:
I. Date of Scheduling Conference
II. Appearances of Counsel
Tanya Levinson Moore appeared on behalf of Plaintiff.
Jamerson C. Allen appeared on behalf of defendant Ramirez Velazquez, Inc. John Duffy appeared on behalf of defendant Bill W. Chu, Inc.
III. Consent to the Magistrate Judge
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(c) the parties have all consented to conduct of any and all further proceedings in this case, including trial, before the Honorable Dennis L. Beck, U.S. Magistrate Judge. If one is not already on file, they shall file a written stipulation and consent within 15 days of this order.
IV. Settlement Conference
A Settlement Conference is scheduled for March 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 10 before the Honorable Gary S. Austin, 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 the Magistrate Judges chambers by email to ___ Orders@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. Counsel are urged to request the return of their statements if settlement is not achieved and if such a request is not made the Court will dispose of the statement.
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.
Dated: December 2, 2010
/s/ Dennis L.