IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 19, 2012
STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Gregory G. Hollows
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE BEFORE THE
Date: April 10, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Courtroom #9
Plaintiff is a former state prisoner proceeding through counsel in an action brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. This case shall be referred to United States Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows to conduct a settlement conference.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This case is set for a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows on April 10, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. at the U.S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814, in Courtroom No. 9.
2. Defendant's lead counsel and a person with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and enter into a binding settlement on defendant's behalf shall attend in person.*fn1
3. 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;
4. Each party SHALL provide a confidential settlement conference statement to Sujean Park, ADR Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, so they arrive no later than April 1, 2013 and file a Notice of Submission of Confidential Settlement Conference 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 discovery, pretrial, and trial.
e The relief sought.
f The party's position on settlement, including present demands and offers and a history of past settlement discussions, offers, and demands. g A brief statement of each party's expectations and goals for the settlement conference.