Burciaga v. The Geo Group Inc
ORDER Scheduling Mandatory Settlement Conference. A Mandatory Settlement Conference will be held in the chambers of Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler on August 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler on 6/27/2017.(lrf)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No.: 12cv2059-L-WVG
THE GEO GROUP, INC.,
A Mandatory Settlement Conference will be held in the chambers of
Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler on August 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., Edward J.
Schwartz United States Courthouse, 221 West Broadway, San Diego, California.
Counsel shall submit settlement statements to Magistrate Judge Adler's
chambers no later than August 23, 2017.1 The parties may either submit
confidential settlement statements or may exchange their settlement statements.
All named parties, all counsel, and any other person(s) whose
Statements under 20 pages in length, including attachments and exhibits, may be e-mailed
to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to (619) 702-9939, or delivered to chambers via the
Office of the Clerk of Court at 333 West Broadway, Suite 420, San Diego, California.
Statements exceeding 20 pages in length, including attachments and exhibits, must be
delivered to chambers via the Office of the Clerk of Court.
authority is required to negotiate and enter into settlement shall appear in
person at the conference. The individual(s) present at the Settlement
Conference with settlement authority must have the unfettered discretion
and authority on behalf of the party to: 1) fully explore all settlement
options and to agree during the conference to any settlement terms
acceptable to the party (G. Heileman Brewing Co., Inc. v. Joseph Oat Corp.,
871 F.2d 648, 653 (7th Cir. 1989)), 2) change the settlement position of a
party during the course of the conference (Pitman v. Brinker Int'l, Inc., 216
F.R.D. 481, 485-86 (D. Ariz. 2003)), and 3) negotiate a settlement without
being restricted by any predetermined level of authority (Nick v. Morgan's
Foods, Inc., 270 F.3d 590, 596 (8th Cir. 2001)). Governmental entities may
appear through litigation counsel only. As to all other parties, appearance by
litigation counsel only is not acceptable. Retained outside corporate counsel
shall not appear on behalf of a corporation as the party who has the authority to
negotiate and enter into a settlement.
The failure of any counsel, party or authorized person to appear at the
Mandatory Settlement Conference as required shall be cause for the
immediate imposition of sanctions. All conference discussions will be
informal, off the record, privileged, and confidential.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: June 27, 2017
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