Ortiz et al v. Alvarez et al

Filing 126

ORDER re Settlement Conference, signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 8/15/17. (Marrujo, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 SANDRA ORTIZ, et al., 11 12 Plaintiffs, Case No. 1:15-cv-00535-DAD-EPG ORDER RE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE v. 13 GERARDO ALVAREZ, et al., 14 Defendants. 15 16 On August 15, 2017, the undersigned conducted a settlement conference with Plaintiffs 17 Alfonso Padron and Elida Padron and Defendants Gerardo Alvarez, Parlier Unified School 18 District, Youth Centers of America, and Israel Lara. The parties were unable to reach settlement 19 on this date. Should the parties desire a further settlement conference, the Court is amenable to 20 conducting another conference in this matter. However, prior to setting a settelement conference, 21 Plaintiffs shall be required to submit a meaningful Confidential Settlement Conference Statement 22 which includes the following directly to Judge Boone’s chambers by e-mail to 23 SABOrders@caed.uscourts.gov. 24 A. A brief statement of the facts of the case. 25 B. A brief statement of the claims and defenses, i.e., statutory or other 26 grounds upon which the claims are founded; a forthright evaluation of the 27 parties’ likelihood of prevailing on the claims and defenses; and a 28 description of the major issues in dispute. 1 1 C. 2 An estimate of the cost and time to be expended for further discovery, pretrial and trial. 3 D. The relief sought. 4 E. The party’s position on settlement, including present demands and offers 5 and a history of past settlement discussions, offers and demands. 6 Only if the Court finds that a statement submitted by Plaintiffs is meaningful will a further 7 settlement conference be set and once a date is set Defendants may be ordered to submit their 8 settlement statement should further issues need to be addressed. 9 10 11 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: August 15, 2017 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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