Montenegro v. Winco Holdings, Inc.

Filing 21

ORDER CONTINUING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE from April 11, 2017 to 5/15/2017 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 9 (SAB) before Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 3/22/2017. (Hernandez, M)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 MICHAEL MONTENEGRO, 8 Plaintiff, 9 10 Case No. 1:15-cv-00408-SKO ORDER CONTINUING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE TO MAY 15, 2017 v. WINCO HOLDINGS, INC., 11 Defendant. 12 13 This action has been referred to the undersigned for a settlement conference and a 14 settlement conference is currently set for April 11, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 9 before the 15 undersigned. Due to scheduling conflicts in the Court’s schedule, the settlement conference shall 16 be continued to May 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 9. Unless otherwise permitted in 17 advance by the Court, the attorneys who will try the case shall appear at the Settlement 18 Conference with the parties and the person or persons having full authority to negotiate and 19 settle the case on any terms1 at the conference. 20 Confidential Settlement Conference Statement: At least five (5) court days prior to the 21 Settlement Conference, the parties shall submit a Confidential Settlement Conference Statement 22 directly to Judge Boone’s chambers by e-mail to The statement 23 should not be filed with the Clerk of the Court nor served on any other party, although the 24 parties may file a Notice of Lodging of Settlement Conference Statement. Each statement shall 25 1 26 27 28 Insurance carriers, business organizations, and governmental bodies or agencies whose settlement agreements are subject to approval by legislative bodies, executive committees, boards of directors or the like shall be represented by a person or persons who occupy high executive positions in the party organization and who will be directly involved in the process of approval of any settlement offers or agreements. To the extent possible the representative shall have the authority, if he or she deems it appropriate, to settle the action on terms consistent with the opposing party's most recent demand. 1 1 be clearly marked “confidential” with the date and time of the Settlement Conference indicated 2 prominently thereon. 3 The Confidential Settlement Conference Statement shall include the following: 4 A. A brief statement of the facts of the case. 5 B. A brief statement of the claims and defenses, i.e., statutory or other 6 grounds upon which the claims are founded; a forthright evaluation of the 7 parties’ likelihood of prevailing on the claims and defenses; and a 8 description of the major issues in dispute. 9 C. A summary of the proceedings to date. 10 D. An estimate of the cost and time to be expended for further discovery, 11 pretrial and trial. 12 E. The relief sought. 13 F. The party’s position on settlement, including present demands and offers 14 and a history of past settlement discussions, offers and demands. 15 The Court will vacate the settlement conference if the Court finds the settlement 16 conference will be neither productive nor meaningful to attempt to resolve all or part of this case. 17 As far in advance of the settlement conference as possible, a party shall inform the Court and 18 other parties that it believes the case is not in a settlement posture so the Court may vacate or 19 reset the settlement conference. 20 conference in good faith to attempt to resolve all or part of the case. 21 22 Otherwise the parties shall proceed with the settlement Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the settlement conference set for April 11, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. is CONTINUED to May 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 9. 23 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: March 22, 2017 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 26 27 28 2

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