The opinion of the court was delivered by: B. Lynn WINMILLChief Judge United States District Court
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT / TRIAGE CONFERENCE
Including the following member cases: 1:-07-CV-00427-BLW (Gonzales) 1:07-CV-00834-BLW (Amadeo) 1:07-CV-00849-BLW (Brown) 1:07-CV-00850-BLW (DeBerry) 1:07-CV-00851-BLW (McNeal) 1:07-CV-00897-BLW (Scott) 1:07-CV-00913-BLW (Smith) 1:07-CV-00985-BLW (Scott) 1:07-CV-01558-BLW (Carmony) 1:08-CV-01196-BLW (Chaney) 1:08-CV-01339-BLW (Robinson) 1:09-CV-01890-BLW (Rhoden) 1:09-CV-02153-BLW (Frazier) 1:10-CV-01973-BLW (Vasquez)
NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: An in person Settlement/Triage Conference is scheduled in this case at Coalinga State Hospital on December 19 and 20, 2011, in California.
Conference will be conducted by The Honorable David O. Carter, United States District Court for the Central District of California, sitting by special designation.
Confidentiality: Except as otherwise stipulated in writing by all parties and the neutral, all communications, including the settlement agreement, made in connection with any ADR proceeding shall be confidential and considered privileged, pursuant to federal common law.
It is ordered that lead counsel for the case shall attend the settlement conference. Lead counsel is the attorney who is primarily responsible for representing the party at the trial in the case. Lead counsel shall be authorized to participate in settlement negotiations at the settlement conference and shall be excused from attendance only by Judge Carter. Counsel shall be knowledgeable about the facts of the case and shall be prepared to candidly discuss the same with the settlement judge.
The parties shall submit ta Settlement Conference Questionnaire for in camera review by 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2011. The questionnaire shall be emailed (not filed on CM/ECF) to Susie Headlee, the Court's ADR Director at Susie_Boring-Headlee@id.uscourts.gov
All information provided shall be held in confidence, and the parties may request that the Settlement Conference Questionnaire be returned to the submitting party at the end of the settlement conference. No oral statement, written document, or other material considered during the settlement procedure may be used against any party to this litigation. Questions regarding the settlement conference may be directed to the ADR Coordinator Susie Headlee at (208) 334-9067.
SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE QUESTIONNAIRE
SUBMITTED BY: __________________________________________ Attorney for
Trial date scheduled: ____________ Jury ____ Non-Jury ____ NOTE: Please use attachments where necessary. All attachments should be punched for a three-ring binder. Ignore a ...