Stiles v. Arkansas Valley Adventures, LLC et al

Filing 62

POST RECESS ORDER re: 61 Status Conference. Confirming 2/24/10 settlement conference and providing additional details and instructions, by Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer on 1/22/10. (cbssec)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer Civil Action No. 08-cv-00454-RPM-CBS JAMES K. STILES, Plaintiff, v. ARKANSAS VALLEY ADVENTURES, LLC, Defendant. POST RECESS ORDER ORDER ENTERED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE CRAIG B. SHAFFER Pursuant to the hearing held on January 22, 2010, at the court will hold a settlement conference on February 24, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) The conference shall be held in Courtroom A-402, Fourth Floor, Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado. Parties are to submit respective confidential settlement statements on or before: February 18, 2010 Each statement should contain the following: A candid assessment of the of the case from the presenter's point of view; A summary of the evidence which supports that side's claims; Remarks toward any perceived weaknesses in the case; Present a demand or offer each client will accept or pay in settlement (including any essential non-economic terms); and 5. Any observations or additional information which would be helpful to the magistrate in assisting the parties to negotiate a settlement. **Parties are advised that pro-forma or standard settlement memos are not helpful.** 1. 2. 3. 4. Parties shall e-mail their Confidential Settlement Statement, not to exceed fifteen (15) pages (including any attachments), in PDF format to Confidential settlements that are over fifteen (15) pages are to be submitted to the court as hard copies and shall be delivered to the office of the Clerk of the Court in an envelope marked "PRIVATE PER MAGISTRATE JUDGE SHAFFER'S ORDERS". Counsel are ORDERED to have parties present who shall have full authority to negotiate all terms and demands presented by the case, and full authority to enter into a settlement agreement, including an adjustor if an insurance company is involved. "Full authority" means that the person who attends the settlement conference has the complete and unfettered capacity and authority to meet or pay all terms or amounts which are demanded or sought by the other side of the case without consulting with some other person, committee or agency. No party shall be permitted to attend the settlement conference by phone, unless that party has obtained leave of court following the filing of an appropriate motion no later than five (5) business days prior to the settlement conference date. No person is ever required to settle a case on any particular terms or amounts. However, if any person attends the settlement conference without full authority, and the case fails to settle, that party may be ordered to pay the attorneys' fees and costs for the other side. Please remember that anyone seeking entry into the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse will be required to show valid photo identification. See D.C.COLO.LCivR 83.2B. DATED: January 22, 2010

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