United States District Court, E.D. California
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
Michael J. Seng UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
is a prisoner proceeding with counsel and in forma pauperis
in this civil rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983. The Court has determined that this case will
benefit from a settlement conference. Therefore, 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 August 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
separate order and writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum
will issue concurrently with this order.
accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
case is set for a settlement conference before Magistrate
Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on August 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at
the U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno,
California 93721 in Courtroom #8.
representative with full and unlimited authority to negotiate
and enter into a binding settlement on defendant's behalf
shall attend in person.
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
parties are directed to submit confidential settlement
statements to the court using the following email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Settlement statements
shall arrive no later than July 31, 2017. Upon submission of
confidential settlement statements, each party shall file on
the docket 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, ...