Mission Linen Supply v. City of Visalia
ORDER Regarding SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE (set before Judge McAuliffe on September 13, 2017 at 9:30a.m.), signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 8/29/2017. (Herman, H)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
GARY COPPOLA, an individual, et al.,
Case No. 1:11-cv-01257-AWI-BAM
ORDER REGARDING SETTLEMENT
PARAGON CLEANERS, INC., et al.,
MISSION LINEN SUPPLY, a California
Case No. 1:15-cv-00672-AWI-EPG
CITY OF VISALIA, and Does 1-20,
These matters are set for a Settlement Conference before Magistrate Judge Barbara A.
McAuliffe on September 13, 2017, at 9:30 am in Courtroom 8 at the U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare
Street, Fresno, California, 93721. Unless otherwise permitted in advance by the Court, the attorneys
who will try the cases shall personally appear at the settlement conference with the parties and the
person or persons having full authority to negotiate and settle the cases, on any terms, at the
No later than seven days prior to the settlement conference, each party shall submit directly to
Judge McAuliffe’s chambers at email@example.com, 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.
For each case, 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 cases.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
August 29, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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