Cramblit v California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, et al

Filing 31

ORDER Setting Settlement Conference signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 01/11/2018. Settlement Conference set for 3/23/2018 at 09:00 AM at Corcoran State Prison before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng.(Flores, E)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 JAMES CRAMBLIT, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 15 16 v. Case No. 1:17-cv-00058-DAD-SAB (PC) ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ON MARCH 23, 2018 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND REHABILITATION, et al., Defendants. 17 18 Plaintiff James Cramblit is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil rights action pursuant 19 20 to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The court has determined that this case will benefit from a settlement 21 conference. Therefore, this case will be referred to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng to conduct a 22 settlement conference at the California State Prison, Corcoran (CSP-COR), 4001 King Avenue, 23 Corcoran, CA 93212 on March 23, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. The Court will issue the necessary 24 transportation order in due course. 25 In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 26 1. This case is set for a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on March 23, 2018, at CSP-COR. 27 28 /// 1 2. A representative with full and unlimited authority to negotiate and enter into a binding 1 settlement shall attend in person. 2 3. Those in attendance must be prepared to discuss the claims, defenses and damages. The 3 4 failure of any counsel, party or authorized person subject to this order to appear in person 5 may result in the imposition of sanctions. In addition, the conference will not proceed and 6 will be reset to another date. 4. Defendants shall provide a confidential settlement statement to the following email 7 8 address: Plaintiff shall mail his confidential settlement 9 statement to U.S. District Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, California, 93721, 10 “Attention: Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng.” The envelope shall be marked 11 “Confidential Settlement Statement”. Settlement statements shall arrive no later than 12 March 16, 2018. Parties shall also file a Notice of Submission of Confidential Settlement 13 Statement (See Local Rule 270(d)). Settlement statements should not be filed with the 14 Clerk of the Court nor served on any other party. Settlement statements shall be clearly 15 marked Aconfidential@ with the date and time of the settlement conference indicated 16 prominently thereon. 5. The confidential settlement statement shall be no longer than five pages in length, typed 17 or neatly printed, and include the following: 18 19 a. A brief statement of the facts of the case. 20 b. A brief statement of the claims and defenses, i.e., statutory or other grounds upon 21 which the claims are founded; a forthright evaluation of the parties= likelihood of 22 prevailing on the claims and defenses; and a description of the major issues in 23 dispute. c. An estimate of the cost and time to be expended for further discovery, pretrial, and 24 trial. 25 d. The party=s position on settlement, including present demands and offers and a 26 history of past settlement discussions, offers, and demands. 27 28 /// 2 e. A brief statement of each party=s expectations and goals for the settlement 1 conference, including how much a party is willing to accept and/or willing to pay. 2 3 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 Dated: 6 January 11, 2018 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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