Westroc Trucking, Inc. et al v. Frontier Drilling, LLC
MINUTE ORDER Setting Settlement Conference for 1/20/2016 01:30 PM in Courtroom A 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 11/10/2015. (slibi, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-00245-RM-MJW
WESTROC TRUCKING, INC., and
WESTROC OILFIELD SERVICES, INC.,
FRONTIER DRILLING, LLC,
MINUTE ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
Entered by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe
It is hereby ORDERED that a Settlement Conference is SET January 20, 2016,
at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom A-502, Fifth Floor, Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, 901 19th
Street, Denver, Colorado.
FURTHER, IT IS ORDERED that counsel shall 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. If any person has limits upon
the extent or amount within which he or she is authorized to settle on behalf of a party,
that person does not have “full authority.” No party shall be permitted to attend the
settlement conference by phone unless that party has obtained leave of Court no
later than ten (10) business days prior to the settlement conference date.
In order that productive settlement discussions can be held, the parties shall
prepare and submit two settlement documents: one to be sent to the other party or
parties as well as the Magistrate Judge, and one to be submitted only to the Magistrate
The documents which are presented to opposing parties shall contain an
overview of the case from the presenter’s point of view, shall summarize
the evidence which supports that side’s claims, and shall present a
demand or offer. These documents should be intended to persuade the
clients and counsel on the other side.
The document to be submitted to the Magistrate Judge shall contain
copies of the above materials, but additionally shall contain any
confidential comments which counsel wishes to make, any comments with
regard to perceived weaknesses in the case, and any comments which
would be helpful to the Magistrate Judge in assisting the parties to
negotiate a settlement.
Counsel shall e-mail their Confidential Settlement Statements to chambers with a
subject line “Confidential Settlement Statement” and their CASE NUMBER to:
Watanabe_Chambers@cod.uscourts.gov, on or before January 13, 2016. The
Confidential Settlement Statement should be in PDF format and sent as an attachment
to the e-mail. Statements shall be limited to fifteen (15) pages in length.
Date: November 10, 2015
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