United States District Court, E.D. California
NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE AND SETTLEMENT
CONFERENCE RE: DKT. NO. 86
M. RYU, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
PARTIES AND COUNSEL OF RECORD:
above matter was referred to Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu
for settlement purposes.
hereby notified that a settlement conference is scheduled for
September 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., in Courtroom No. 4, Third
Floor, U.S. District Court, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland,
parties, counsel, and other mandatory attendees are
not available on the above date, counsel shall
notify the court in writing within 3 business days. The
parties should be mindful of any time limits set by the judge
to whom the case is assigned. If written notice is not
provided within 3 business days, the settlement conference
date as stated above shall remain in effect.
the responsibility of counsel to ensure that whatever formal
or informal discovery is needed for all sides to evaluate the
case for settlement purposes is completed by the date of the
Meet and Confer Requirement.
later than fourteen (14) calendar days before the settlement
conference and prior to the preparation of their Exchanged
Settlement Conference Statements and Confidential Settlement
Letters, counsel for the parties must meet and confer (in
person or by phone) to discuss matters pertinent to improving
the prospects that the settlement negotiations will be
productive. During the meet and confer, counsel may address
any subjects they feel are appropriate, but they must discuss
will attend the conference on behalf of each party, including
counsel and identification of the person(s) with full
authority to make the final decision as to whether any
settlement offer is made, accepted, or rejected (e.g., either
the party or another person(s) if full authority does not
rest with the party).
Which persons or entities must approve a proposed settlement
agreement before it can be executed, as well as the nature
and duration of any such approval process.
Whether insurance is available to cover all or part of the
claimed losses or to fund all or part of any party's
defense; whether tenders have been made to any insurance
companies; and if insurance is available, the name of and
position held by each claims representative who will be
attending the settlement conference.
Whether it would be useful for settlement demands and/or
offers to be made before the settlement conference is
Whether there are particular documents or other tangible
things that should be brought to the conference (e.g., to
educate the settlement judge or to support or explain
unusual issues or factors that could come into play in the
settlement negotiations or any especially sensitive matters
that other ...