UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 22, 2012
WESLEY DAVIS, AN INDIVIDUAL,
KERN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jennifer L. Thurston United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER RE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
On December 22, 2011, the Court scheduled a settlement conference to occur on April 16, 2012, before Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck.
The parties are advised that the Court considers a settlement conference to be a serious matter for which the Court expects them to prepare. Thus, no later than March 29, 2012, Plaintiff SHALL submit to Defendant via fax or e-mail, a written itemization of damages and a meaningful settlement demand which includes a brief explanation of why such a settlement is appropriate. Thereafter, as soon as possible but not later than April 5, 2012, Defendant SHALL respond, via fax or e-mail, with an acceptance of the offer or with a meaningful counteroffer which includes a brief explanation of why such a settlement is appropriate.
If settlement is not achieved, each party SHALL attach copies of their settlement offers to their Confidential Settlement Conference Statement, as described in the scheduling order. (Doc. 11 at 6-7) If the exchanged offers--or other facts known to counsel--make clear that the settlement conference is not likely to be fruitful, they SHALL report this in their confidential settlement conference statement to allow the Court to consider rescheduling or vacating the conference.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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