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Gabrielson v. United States Postal Service

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

May 16, 2013

TROY GABRIELSON, et al., Plaintiff,
v.
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, et al., Defendants.

ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE

CRAIG M. KELLISON, Magistrate Judge.

On April 9, 2013, the court issued a minute order requiring the parties to meet and confer to determine whether participation in a mediation would be beneficial. (Doc. No. 52). On May 8, 2013, Jonathan Paul (attorney for Troy Gabrielson), provided a report via email to the court's ADR coordinator, stating the parties conferred regarding settlement and are amenable to a settlement conference. Therefore, this case will be set for a settlement conference before the undersigned at the U.S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #9 on May 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. This case is set for a settlement conference before the undersigned on May 30, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #9.

2. Parties are required to file a signed Waiver of Disqualification, or notice of non-waiver of disqualification, no later than May 23, 2013. If parties file a notice of non-waiver of disqualification, a randomly selected Magistrate Judge will conduct the settlement conference on a date and time to be determined by the court.

3. Each party shall have a representative with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and enter into a binding settlement agreement attend in person.[1]

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 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 May 23, 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, 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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