Mission Linen Supply v. City of Visalia

Filing 80

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)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 GARY COPPOLA, an individual, et al., 12 Plaintiffs, 13 14 Case No. 1:11-cv-01257-AWI-BAM v. ORDER REGARDING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE PARAGON CLEANERS, INC., et al., 15 Defendants. 16 ____________________________________ 17 MISSION LINEN SUPPLY, a California Corporation, 18 Case No. 1:15-cv-00672-AWI-EPG Plaintiff, 19 20 21 22 v. CITY OF VISALIA, and Does 1-20, inclusive, Defendant. 23 24 These matters are set for a Settlement Conference before Magistrate Judge Barbara A. 25 McAuliffe on September 13, 2017, at 9:30 am in Courtroom 8 at the U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare 26 Street, Fresno, California, 93721. Unless otherwise permitted in advance by the Court, the attorneys 27 who will try the cases shall personally appear at the settlement conference with the parties and the 28 1 1 person or persons having full authority to negotiate and settle the cases, on any terms, at the 2 conference. 3 No later than seven days prior to the settlement conference, each party shall submit directly to 4 Judge McAuliffe’s chambers at bamorders@caed.uscourts.gov, a confidential settlement conference 5 statement. This statement should neither be filed with the clerk of the Court nor served on any other 6 party. Each statement shall be clearly marked “CONFIDENTIAL” with the date and time of the 7 mandatory settlement conference indicated prominently. 8 For each case, the settlement statement should not be lengthy but shall include a brief recitation 9 of the facts, a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the case, an estimate of the cost and time 10 to be expended for further pretrial and trial matters, and the relief sought. The parties are also directed 11 to include a candid statement on the party’s position on settlement, including the amount which the 12 party will accept to settle, realistic settlement expectations, present settlement proposals, and a 13 history of past settlement discussions, offers, demands, and a report on settlement efforts to date. 14 This Court will vacate the settlement conference if the Court finds the settlement conference 15 will be neither productive nor meaningful to attempt to resolve all or part of this case. As far in 16 advance of the settlement conference as possible, a party shall inform the Court and other parties that 17 it believes the case is not in a settlement posture so the Court may vacate or reset the settlement 18 conference. Otherwise the parties shall proceed with the settlement conference in good faith to attempt 19 to resolve all or part of the cases. 20 21 22 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: /s/ Barbara August 29, 2017 A. McAuliffe _ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 24 25 26 27 28 2

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