Rodriguez v. IGTO Specialities LLC

Filing 24

*ORDER Scheduling Settlement Conference Signed by Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman on 6/14/2012. (dkc)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA MIAMI DIVISION CASE NO. 12-20307-CIV-GRAHAM/GOODMAN EDWIN RODRIGUEZ, Plaintiff, v. IGTO SPECIALITIES LLC d/b/a CALAMARI RESTAURANT, Defendants . ----------------------/ ORDER SCHEDULING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE This matter having been referred to me for a settlement conference by United States District Judge Donald L. Graham, it is hereby ordered that a settlement conference wi II take place in Chambers on the 4th Floor of the C. Clyde Atkins Building and United States Courthouse, 301 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The conference will be conducted without a court reporter so that no record of the proceedings will be maintained. l. Attendance : The settlement conference shall be attended by all counsel of record, a corporate representative for each corporate party, and all individual parties. Corporate representatives shall have full authorization to negotiate, submit, and accept offers of settlement. For the plaintiff, this means a person authorized to accept a with­ prejudice dismissal, without the receipt of any damages. For the defendant, this means a representative with sufficient settlement authority to meet the plaintiffs damages demand in full. I 2. Computation of Damages: At least four days before the settlement conference, plaintiff must submit to defendant an itemized computation of the alleged In exceptional circumstances, an individual may request to be excused from personally attending if (I) counselor another individual has full, written authorization to negotiate, submit, and accept all offers of settlement and (2) the individual moves for, and receives, a court order granting the request. damages. Plaintiff shall provide the Court with a copy of this computation at the beginning of the settlement conference. 3. Binding Settlement Offers: The parties must submit binding, written settlement offers to each other at approximately 5:00 p.m. the day before the settlement conference. The parties shall advise the Court of the offers at the beginning of the settlement conference. 4. Confidential Statements: Each party shall prepare a confidential settlement conference statement, which shall consist of a short summary of the procedural posture of the case and a description of the specific claims still at issue, including each party's evidentiary support and defenses. The parties should also include any other details that they believe are important to achieving settlement in this case. The confidential settlement conference statement shall be more than a mere summary of the complaint or the affirmative defenses. It should advise the Court of the party's position on the strengths of that party's own case and the weaknesses of the opponent's position. This statement will be confidential and will be read only by the Undersigned and the law clerk working on the file. To that end , the parties are instructed to email their statements to the Undersigned's e-file inbox at goodman@flsd.uscourts .gov no later than Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. r\ \ DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers, at Miami, Florida, this , ))If fV' ~ day of , 2012 . an Goodman ited States Magistrate Judge Copies furnished to : Honorable Donald L. Graham All counsel of record 2

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