Gordineer et al v. Rocky Mountain Offender Management Systems et al
ORDER Rejecting Stipulation for Approval of Settlment and Dismissal 59 by Judge John L. Kane on 01/27/14. (jhawk, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge John L. Kane
Civil Action No. 12-cv-1212-JLK
ELIZABETH JOHNSON, and
ROCKY MOUNTAIN OFFENDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, and
ORDER REJECTING STIPULATION FOR APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AND
This matter is before the court on the parties’ Stipulation for Approval of Settlement and
Dismissal (doc. #59), filed January 22, 2014. I will not approve the proposed Stipulation. If the
parties wish to dismiss this case, with prejudice, they may do so, but not with the imprimatur of the
court’s approval of a confidential settlement agreement. This court is a public institution performing
public acts in the interests of the public. Moreover, I will not cheapen the judicial process of
approving the payment of funds by a party who denies liability. The parties are free to litigate in
a public forum. They are likewise free to arbitrate or negotiate in secrecy. It is the court’s
responsibility to do the former, but not the latter.
Dated this 27th day of January, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
s/John L. Kane
John L. Kane, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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