United States District Court, E.D. California
ALEXANDER F. HARPER, Plaintiff,
COUNTY OF KERN, et al., Defendants.
ORDER RE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
K. OBERTO UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
case is set for a Settlement Conference before Magistrate
Judge Sheila K. Oberto on July 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the
U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, California,
of settlement is a serious matter that requires thorough
preparation prior to the settlement conference. Accordingly,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
Pre-settlement Conference Exchange of Demand and
settlement conference is more likely to be productive if,
before the conference, the parties exchange written
settlement proposals. Accordingly, at least fifteen (15) days
prior to the settlement conference, plaintiff’s counsel
shall submit a written itemization of damages and settlement
demand to each defense counsel with a brief summary of the
legal and factual basis supporting the demand. No later than
ten (10) days prior to the settlement conference, each
defense counsel shall submit a written offer to
plaintiff’s counsel with a brief summary of the legal
and factual basis supporting the offer.
Submission and Content of Confidential Settlement Conference
parties are to send Confidential Settlement Conference
Statements (Settlement Statement) to the following email
address: SKOorders@caed.uscourts.gov, to arrive no
later than five (5) business days before the conference.
Additionally, each party shall file a Notice of Submission of
Confidential Settlement Conference Statement (See L.R. 270
Settlement Conference is continued for any reason, each party
must submit a new Settlement Statement that is complete in
itself, without reference to any prior Settlement Statements.
Statements must be typed and double spaced. Each Settlement
Statement shall include the following:
a. A brief summary of the core facts, allegations, and
b. A summary of the proceedings to date.
c. An estimate of the cost and time to be expended for
further discovery, pretrial, and trial.
d. The nature of the relief sought.
e. An outline of past settlement efforts including
information regarding the "Pre-settlement Conference
Exchange of Demand and Offer" required above (including
the itemization of damages), and a history of past ...