United States District Court, E.D. California
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis
in this civil rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983. On October 20, 2016, plaintiff filed a motion
requesting a settlement conference. Defendants filed a
statement of non-opposition on March 8, 2017. On March 24,
2017, this case was referred to Magistrate Judge Stanley A.
Boone to conduct a settlement conference at the U.S. District
Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, California 93721 in
Courtroom #9 on May 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Due to a conflict
on the court's calendar, the settlement conference in
this case will be continued from May 25, 2017 to June 20,
2017 at 10:15 a.m. The settlement conference will still occur
at the U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno,
California 93721 in Courtroom #9.
separate order and writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum
will issue concurrently with this order.
accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The settlement conference in this case before Magistrate
Judge Stanley A. Boone is continued from May 25, 2017 to June
20, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. at the U.S. District Court, 2500
Tulare Street, Fresno, California 93721 in Courtroom #9.
2. A representative with full and unlimited authority to
negotiate and enter into a binding settlement on the
defendants' behalf shall attend in person.
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
statement to the following email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Plaintiff shall mail
his confidential settlement statement to Sujean Park, ADR &
Pro Bono Program Director, USDC CAED, 501 I Street, Suite
4-200, Sacramento, California 95814. The envelope shall be
marked “Confidential Settlement Statement”.
Settlement statements shall arrive no later than June 13,
2017. Parties shall also file a Notice of Submission of
Confidential Settlement Conference Statement (See Local
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
confidential settlement statement shall be no longer than
five pages in length, typed or neatly printed, and include
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, ...