United States District Court, E.D. California
JOSHUA A. WILLARD, Plaintiff,
L. MORENO, Defendant.
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
March 23, 2017, parties were ordered to file statements
indicating whether a court supervised settlement conference
would be beneficial. (Doc. 40.) Both parties filed statements
indicating they believe a settlement conference would be
beneficial. (Docs. 41 & 42.) The Court has determined
that this case will benefit from a settlement conference.
Therefore, this case will be referred to Magistrate Judge
Carolyn K. Delaney to conduct a settlement conference at the
U.S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California
95814 in Courtroom #24 on June 30, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. A
separate order and writ of habeas corpus ad
testificandum will issue.
accordance with the above, the Court ORDERS:
1. This case is set for a settlement conference before
Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on June 30, 2017 at 9:30
a.m. at the U.S. District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento,
California 95814 in Courtroom #24.
2. Parties are instructed to have a principal with full
settlement authority present at the Settlement Conference or to
be fully authorized to settle the matter on terms acceptable.
The individual with full authority to settle must also have
“unfettered discretion and authority” to change
the settlement position of the party, if convinced he/she
should, or access to the person with this authority via
3. Parties are directed to submit confidential settlement
statements no later than June 23, 2017 to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Plaintiff shall mail
his confidential settlement statement Attn: Magistrate Judge
Carolyn K. Delaney, USDC CAED, 501 I Street, Suite 4-200,
Sacramento, California 95814 so it arrives no later than June
23, 2017. The envelope shall be marked “CONFIDENTIAL
SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE STATEMENT.” If a party desires to
share additional confidential information with the Court,
they may do so pursuant to the provisions of Local Rule
270(d) and (e). Parties are also directed to file a
“Notice of Submission of Confidential Settlement
Statement” (See L.R. 270(d))
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
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, 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