United States District Court, E.D. California
MICHAEL A. SAAVEDRA, Plaintiff,
KELLY HARRINGTON, et al., Defendants.
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
ALLISON CLAIRE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Michael Saavedra is a former state prisoner proceeding
without counsel in an action brought under 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 Carolyn K. Delaney to conduct a
settlement conference at the U.S. District Court, 501 I
Street, Sacramento, California 95814 in Courtroom #24 on
January 8, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.
accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. A settlement conference has been set for January 8, 2018,
at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom #24 before Magistrate Judge Carolyn
K. Delaney at the U.S. District Court, 501 I Street,
Sacramento, California 95814.
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 any terms. The
individual with full authority to settle must also have
“unfettered discretion and authority” to change
the settlement position of the party, if appropriate. The
purpose behind requiring the attendance of a person with full
settlement authority is that the parties' view of the
case may be altered during the face-to-face conference. An
authorization to settle for a limited dollar amount or sum
certain can be found not to comply with the requirement of
full authority to settle.
3. Each party shall provide a confidential settlement
statement to the following email address:
email@example.com not later than December
29, 2017. Plaintiff may 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 December 29, 2017. The envelope
shall be marked “CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
STATEMENT.” 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