United States District Court, E.D. California
ARTHUR T. BUSSIERE, Plaintiff,
KOKOR, et al., Defendants.
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
K. Oberto, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Arthur T. Bussiere, a state prisoner proceeding pro
se and in forma pauperis, filed this civil
rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The court
has determined that this case would benefit from a settlement
conference. Accordingly, this case will be referred to
Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe to conduct a settlement
conference at the U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare Street,
Fresno, California 93721 in Courtroom #8 on July 13, 2017 at
separate order and writ of habeas corpus ad
testificandum will issue concurrently with this order.
accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
settlement conference has been set for July 13, 2017 at 9:00
a.m. in Courtroom #8 before Magistrate Judge Barbara A.
McAuliffe at the U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare Street,
Fresno, California 93721.
representative with full authority to negotiate and enter
into a binding settlement shall attend in
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
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 July 6,
2017. Parties shall also file a Notice of Submission of
Confidential Settlement Conference Statement (See Local
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, ...