HH-Fresno LLC v. City of Fresno et al
ORDER RE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SET FOR MARCH 28, 2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 3/7/2017. (Hernandez, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 1:17-cv-00163-LJO-BAM
ORDER RE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
CITY OF FRESNO, et al.,
This action has been referred to the undersigned for a settlement conference and a
settlement conference is currently set for March 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in Courtroom 9 before the
undersigned. Unless otherwise permitted in advance by the Court, the attorneys who will try
the case shall appear at the Settlement Conference with the parties and the person or persons
having full authority to negotiate and settle the case on any terms1 at the conference.
Confidential Settlement Conference Statement: At least seven (7) court days prior to the
Settlement Conference, the parties shall submit a Confidential Settlement Conference Statement
directly to Judge Boone’s chambers by e-mail to SABOrders@caed.uscourts.gov. The statement
should not be filed with the Clerk of the Court nor served on any other party, although the
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
parties may file a Notice of Lodging of Settlement Conference Statement. Each statement shall
be clearly marked “confidential” with the date and time of the Settlement Conference indicated
The Confidential Settlement Conference Statement shall include the following:
A brief statement of the facts of the case.
A brief statement of the claims and defenses, i.e., statutory or other
grounds upon which the claims are founded; a forthright evaluation of the
parties’ likelihood of prevailing on the claims and defenses; and a
description of the major issues in dispute.
A summary of the proceedings to date.
An estimate of the cost and time to be expended for further discovery,
pretrial and trial.
The relief sought.
The party’s position on settlement, including present demands and offers
and a history of past settlement discussions, offers and demands.
The 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.
conference in good faith to attempt to resolve all or part of the case.
Otherwise the parties shall proceed with the settlement
IT IS SO ORDERED.
March 7, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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