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Ricky L. Brown, Jr v. Igi C/O Wheeler

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


April 19, 2013

RICKY L. BROWN, JR., PLAINTIFF,
v.
IGI C/O WHEELER, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTS.

ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE

Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed this civil rights action seeking relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This matter is proceeding before a United States Magistrate Judge with the consent of the parties pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c).

On March 14, 2013, the undersigned issued an order directing the parties to inform the court if they wished to proceed with a mandatory settlement conference before the undersigned magistrate judge or have the case referred to the court's mediation program for assignment of a settlement judge. (ECF No. 56.) On March 25, 2013, plaintiff filed a waiver to have the undersigned preside over a settlement conference in this case. (ECF No. 57.) On April 4, 2013, defendants filed a request to have the settlement conference before a judge other than the Magistrate Judge assigned to the case. (ECF No. 58.)

Good cause appearing, this case will be referred to Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney to conduct a settlement conference June 21, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the U. S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in courtroom #24. A separate order and writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum will issue concurrently with this order.

In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. This case is set for a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on June 21, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the U. S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #24.

2. 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

3. Those in attendance must be prepared to discuss the claims, defenses and damages. If any counsel, party or authorized person subject to this order fails to appear in person the settlement conference will not proceed and will be reset to another date. In addition, any such failure may result in the imposition of sanctions.

4. Each party shall provide a confidential settlement conference statement to Sujean Park, 501 I Street, Suite 4-200, Sacramento, California 95814, or via e-mail at spark@caed.uscourts.gov, so they arrive no later than June 13, 2013 and file a Notice of Submission of Confidential Settlement Conference Statement (See Local Rule 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.


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