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Harper v. Blazo
United States District Court, E.D. California
September 6, 2019
JASON HARPER, Plaintiff,
JEFF BLAZO, Defendant.
ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ON NOVEMBER 8,
Harper (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner
proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in
this civil rights action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §
1983. The Court has determined that this case will benefit
from a second settlement conference. Therefore, this case
will be referred to a Magistrate Judge to conduct a
settlement conference at California State Prison, Corcoran
(CSP-COR), 4001 King Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212, on November
8, 2019, 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:
1. This case is set for a settlement conference before a
federal Magistrate Judge on November 8, 2019, at CSP-COR.
2. A representative with full and unlimited authority to
negotiate and enter into a binding settlement shall attend in
3. Those in attendance must be prepared to discuss the
claims, defenses, and damages at issue in this case. 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. Defendant shall provide a confidential settlement
statement to the following email address:
shall mail his confidential settlement statement to U.S.
District Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, California,
93721, “Attention: Institution Settlement Judge
for November 8, 2019.” The envelope shall be
marked “Confidential Settlement Statement.”
Settlement statements shall arrive no later than November 1,
2019. 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 Court
nor served on any other party. Settlement
statements shall be clearly marked "confidential"
with the date and time of the settlement conference indicated
5. 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. An estimate of the cost and time to be expended for
further discovery, pretrial, and trial.
d. The party's position on settlement, including present
demands and offers and a history of past settlement
discussions, offers, and demands.
e. A brief statement of the party's expectations and
goals for the settlement conference, including how much a
party is willing to accept and/or willing to pay.
f. If the parties intend to di scuss the joint settlement of
any other actions or claims not in this suit, give a brief
description of each action or claim as set forth above,
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