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Paul A. Gornick Sr v. California Dept. of Corrections

September 23, 2011

PAUL A. GORNICK SR., PLAINTIFF,
v.
CALIFORNIA DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS, J. PAYNE, DOCANTO, BRANDON, SGT. DICKS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable B. Lynn WinmillChief U. S. District Judge

ORDER

IT IS ORDERED that a settlement conference shall be held in this action on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. before United States Magistrate Judge Nandor J. Vadas at Pelican Bay State Prison.

Mandatory Appearance Requirement

Plaintiff shall attend in person, along with Defendants' lead counsel and a person with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and enter into a binding settlement on Defendants' behalf. Those in attendance must be prepared to discuss the claims, defenses, and damages. Governmental entities may request permission to appear through litigation counsel only, but the individual with full and unlimited authority must be immediately available to discuss and modify settlement authority.*fn1 The parties must be prepared to fully explore all settlement options. The failure of any counsel, party or authorized person subject to this order to appear in person will result in the immediate imposition of sanctions. Sanctions will include, but will not be limited to, the attorney fees and travel costs of the other parties in the case. In addition, the conference will not proceed and will be reset to another date.

In cases where a party is incarcerated at the time of the scheduled conference, defense counsel shall provide a copy of the order to the correctional institution's security personnel.

Preparing for the Conference

Counsel for the Department of Correction must give notice of the conference to all Defendants who have made an appearance as of the date of this order. All conference discussions will be informal, off the record, privileged, and confidential. In preparation for the conference, the parties shall submit a settlement conference brief to chambers, through their counsel where applicable, on or before September 27, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Defendants shall send the settlement brief to njvpo@cand.uscourts.gov. If possible, Plaintiff should fax his statement to Judge Vadas at (707) 441-1659, or mail it to him at the Federal Building, 514 H Street, 2nd Floor, Eureka, CA 95501.*fn2

Plaintiff's settlement brief must include the following:

1. A brief description of the case and the claims asserted;

2. A specific demand for settlement addressing all relief or remedies sought; and

3. A brief description of any previous settlement efforts.

Defendants' settlement brief must include the following:

1. A brief description of the Defendants' position concerning Plaintiff's allegations and a list of defenses;

2. A specific and current response to Plaintiff's requests for relief in the Complaint and the Defendants' ...


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