Raile v. Inlow

Filing 16

MINUTE ORDER granting 14 Motion to Vacate and resetting Settlement Conference to 12/21/2009, at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom A 402 before, by Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer on 10/16/09.(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-02724-ZLW-CBS RONNIE LEE RAILE, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL INLOW, Defendant. MINUTE ORDER ORDER ENTERED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE CRAIG B. SHAFFER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant's Motion to Vacate and Reset Settlement Conference Currently Set for October 22, 2009 is GRANTED. The October 22, 2009, settlement conference is VACATED and RESET to December 21, 2009 at 1:30 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: December 14, 2009 Each statement should contain the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 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.** Parties participating in ECF shall e-mail their Confidential Settlement Statement, not to exceed fifteen (15) pages (including any attachments), in PDF format to Shaffer_Chambers@cod.uscourts.gov. 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". Pro se parties shall submit a single copy of their confidential settlement statement, on paper and marked "Personal and Confidential," either by hand delivery to the Clerk's Office or mailed directly to Magistrate Judge Shaffer at 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80294. 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: October 16, 2009

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