United States District Court, E.D. California
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
BARBARA A. MCAULIFFE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Mark Hodge is appearing pro se and in forma pauperis in this
civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Court has determined that this case will benefit from a
settlement conference. Therefore, this case will be referred
to Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone to conduct a settlement
conference at the California State Prison, Corcoran (CSPCOR),
4001 King Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212 on September 18, 2017,
at 8:30 a.m. The Court will issue the necessary
transportation order in due course.
accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
case is set for a settlement conference before Magistrate
Judge Stanley A. Boone on September 18, 2017, at CSP-COR.
representative with full and unlimited 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
Defendants shall provide a confidential settlement statement
to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plaintiff shall mail his confidential settlement statement to
U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, California,
93721, “Attention: Magistrate Judge Stanley A.
Boone.” The envelope shall be marked
“Confidential Settlement Statement”. Settlement
statements shall arrive no later than September 11, 2017.
Parties shall also file a Notice of Submission of
Confidential Settlement 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
confidential settlement statement shall be no longer than
five pages in length, typed or neatly printed, and include
brief statement of the facts of the case.
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.
estimate of the cost and time to be expended for further
discovery, pretrial, and trial.
party's position on settlement, including present demands
and offers and a history of past settlement discussions,
offers, and demands.
brief statement of each party's expectations and goals
for the settlement conference, including how much a party is