UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 10, 2013
LYDIA C. HENSE, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sheila K. Oberto United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE Date: July 30, 2013 Time: 9:30 a.m. Place: U.S. District Court, Bakersfield, . California, before the Honorable Jennifer L. Thurston
Plaintiff Keith Page, a former state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 on July 1, 2010. This action for damages is proceeding against Defendants Ramirez and Lopez for failing to protect Plaintiff while he was at North Kern State Prison in 2009, in violation of Plaintiff's rights under the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Jury trial is scheduled for September 24, 2013.
The Court has determined that this case would benefit from a settlement conference. This case is therefore set for a settlement conference before United States Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on July 30, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the United States District Court, 510 19th Street, Bakersfield, California, 93301.
Accordingly, the Court HEREBY ORDERS as follows:
1. This case is referred to the Prisoner Settlement Program and set for a settlement conference on July 30, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the United States District Court, 510 19th Street, Bakersfield, California, 93301.
2. Plaintiff and 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 relief sought. 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 (1) provide a confidential settlement conference statement, described below, to Sujean Park, 501 I Street, Suite 4-200, Sacramento, California, 95814, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrive no later than July 22, 2013 , and
(2) 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 or 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 three 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, e.g., 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.
IT IS SO ORDERED.