IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 25, 2012
THE NEWARK GROUP, INC., PLAINTIFF,
DOPACO, INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
Plaintiff filed an application to set a mandatory settlement conference under Local Rule 270(a), which prescribes: "A settlement conference shall be held in all actions unless otherwise ordered by the Court on objection of a party or for other good cause." Therefore, a mandatory settlement conference is scheduled before Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on February 16, 2012, commencing at 10:00 a.m.
The parties are directed to submit confidential settlement conference statements to Judge Brennan seven (7) days prior to the settlement conference. Such statements are neither to be filed with the clerk nor served on opposing counsel. However, each party shall e-file a one-page document entitled Notice of Submission of Confidential Settlement Conference Statement. The parties may agree, or not, to serve each other with the settlement statements. Each party is reminded of the requirement that it be represented in person at the settlement conference by a person able to dispose of the case or fully authorized to settle the matter at the settlement conference on any terms. See Local Rule 270.
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