The opinion of the court was delivered by: Allison Claire United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se with an action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This case has been selected for the court's Prisoner ADR Program and will be referred to Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison to conduct a settlement conference at the U. S. District Court, Redding Federal Courthouse, 2986 Bechelli Lane, Redding, California 96002, via video conference, on January 24, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Plaintiff will be required to appear by video conference from his current place of confinement.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This case is set for a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison on January 24, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the U. S. District Court, Redding Federal Courthouse, 2986 Bechelli Lane, Redding, California 96002.
2. Plaintiff shall personally attend, via video conference.
3. Defendants' lead counsel and a person with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and enter into a binding settlement on defendants' behalf shall attend in person.*fn1
4. Those in attendance must be prepared to discuss the claims, defenses and damages. The failure of any counsel, party or authorized person subject to this order to appear in person may result in the imposition of sanctions. In addition, the conference will not proceed and will be reset to another date.
5. Each party shall provide a confidential settlement statement to Sujean Park, ADR and Pro Bono Program Director, 501 I Street, Suite 4-200, Sacramento, California 95814, so they arrive no later than January 11, 2013 and file a Notice of Submission of Confidential Settlement Statement (See L.R. 270(d)).
Settlement statements should not be filed with the Clerk of the court nor served on any other party. Settlement statements shall be clearly marked "confidential" with the date and time of the settlement conference indicated prominently thereon.
The confidential settlement statement shall be no longer than five pages in length, typed or neatly printed, and 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 ...