Ramos et al v. Weiss & Woolrich Southern Enterprises, Inc. et al
ORDER denying 342 Defendant's Motion to Compel Settlement. Signed by Judge Paul C. Huck on 9/15/2011.(jpt)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-23243-CIV-HUCK
JUAN RAMOS, et al.,
WEISS & WOOLRICH SOUTHERN
ENTERPRISES, INC., et al.,
ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO COMPEL SETTLEMENT
This matter is before the Court upon Defendant’s Motion to Compel Settlement filed on June
13, 2011 (D.E. #342). Underlying this motion is a proposal that was discussed between Plaintiff’s
attorney and Defendant’s attorney to enter into a global settlement to settle this case and three
related cases: Orellana, Barerra and Suchite (id.). The plaintiffs in each of these four cases are
represented by the same attorney and each case hinges on the common factual question of whether
this attorney made a firm offer to settle these cases. In Orellana (10-20137-Civ-Moreno), Chief
Magistrate Judge Stephen Brown found that no such firm offer was made and denied Defendant’s
motion to compel settlement (10-20137-Civ-Moreno, D.E. 192). Judge Moreno denied Defendant’s
appeal of this ruling (id. at D.E. #199). In Barerra (09-21841-Civ-Graham/Goodman), Magistrate
Judge Goodman similarly found that no firm offer was made and recommended that Defendant’s
motion to compel settlement be denied (09-21841-Civ-Graham/Goodman at D.E. # 553). In light
of these factual findings, this Court similarly denies Defendant’s Motion to Compel Settlement.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers, Miami, Florida, this 15th of September, 2011.
Paul C. Huck
United States District Judge
Copies furnished to:
All counsel of record.
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