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Bussiere v. Kokor

United States District Court, E.D. California

May 2, 2017

ARTHUR T. BUSSIERE, Plaintiff,
v.
KOKOR, et al., Defendants.

          ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE

          Sheila K. Oberto, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

         Plaintiff, 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 9:00 a.m.

         A separate order and writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum will issue concurrently with this order.

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

         1. A 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.

         2. A representative with full authority to negotiate and enter into a binding settlement shall attend in person.[1]

         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: bamorders@caed.uscourts.gov. 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 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, typed or neatly printed, 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, ...

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