Cozad v. AstraZeneca LP
ORDER Regarding Settlement Conference (set for September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am before Judge McAuliffe). PERSONAL Appearance by Plaintiff and Defense Counsel Required. signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 9/16/2016. (Herman, H)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CASE NO. 1:14-cv-02049-SKO
ORDER REGARDING SETTLEMENT
PERSONAL APPEARANCE BY PLAINTIFF
AND DEFENSE COUNSEL REQUIRED
This case is set for a Settlement Conference before Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on
September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 8 at the U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare Street,
Fresno, California, 93721. Based on the parties’ availability, the settlement conference will not begin
until late morning. For that reason, the Court does not intend to take a customary lunch break. The
parties should therefore be prepared to work through the lunch hour. Unless otherwise permitted in
advance by the Court, the attorneys who will try the case shall personally appear at the settlement
conference with the parties and the person or persons having full authority to negotiate and settle the
case, on any terms, at the conference.
No later than seven days prior to the settlement conference, each party shall submit directly to
Judge McAuliffe’s chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org, a confidential settlement conference
statement. This statement should neither be filed with the clerk of the Court nor served on any other
party. Each statement shall be clearly marked “CONFIDENTIAL” with the date and time of the
mandatory settlement conference indicated prominently.
The settlement statement should not be lengthy but shall include a brief recitation of the facts,
a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the case, an estimate of the cost and time to be
expended for further pretrial and trial matters, and the relief sought. The parties are also directed to
include a candid statement on the party’s position on settlement, including the amount which the
party will accept to settle, realistic settlement expectations, present settlement proposals, and a
history of past settlement discussions, offers, demands, and a report on settlement efforts to date.
This Court will vacate the settlement conference if the Court finds the settlement conference
will be neither productive nor meaningful to attempt to resolve all or part of this case. As far in
advance of the settlement conference as possible, a party shall inform the Court and other parties that
it believes the case is not in a settlement posture so the Court may vacate or reset the settlement
conference. Otherwise the parties shall proceed with the settlement conference in good faith to attempt
to resolve all or part of the case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
September 16, 2016
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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