Filing 179

ORDER on 7/24/08 Telephonic Status Conference and ORDER setting Settlement Conference and Related Deadlines. Parties appeared by counsel 7/24/08 for a telephonic status conference. Discussion held regrading discovery, settlement, and related matters. SCHEDULING ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 9/24/2008 09:00 AM in room #234 before Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker. Confidential settlement statements due three business days prior to the conference (See Order). Signed by Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker on 7/25/08.(SWM)

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STELOR PRODUCTIONS, INC. v. OOGLES N GOOGLES et al Doc. 179 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION STELOR PRODUCTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. OOGLES N GOOGLES, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 1:05-cv-0354-DFH-TAB ORDER ON JULY 24, 2008, TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE AND ORDER SETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE AND RELATED DEADLINES Parties appeared by counsel July 24, 2008, for a telephonic status conference. Discussion held regarding discovery, settlement, and related matters. This matter is set for a settlement conference at 9 a.m. on September 24, 2008, in Room 234, United States Courthouse, 46 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, before Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker. Unless excused by order of the Court, clients or client representatives with complete authority to negotiate and communicate a settlement shall attend the settlement conference along with their counsel. This requires the presence of each party, or the authorized representative of each corporate, governmental, or other organizational entity. Any insurance company that is a party, or is contractually required to defend or indemnify any party, in whole or in part, must have a fully authorized settlement representative present at the conference. Such representative must have final settlement authority to commit the company to pay, in the representative's own discretion, the amount within the policy limits, or up to the plaintiff's last demand, whichever is lower. The purpose of this requirement is to have in attendance a representative who has the authority to exercise discretion to settle the case during the settlement conference without consulting someone else who is not present. No other persons are permitted to attend the settlement conference without leave of Court. Three business days before the scheduled conference, the parties shall submit (not file) to the Magistrate Judge a confidential settlement statement setting forth a brief statement of: (1) relevant facts, including any key facts that the party believes are admitted or in dispute; (2) damages, including any applicable back pay, mitigation, compensatory and/or punitive damages, or any other special damages; and (3) any pending or anticipated dispositive or other substantive motions. The confidential settlement statement should not exceed five, double-spaced pages, and submission of exhibits should be kept to a minimum. No later than fifteen days prior to the settlement conference, Plaintiff(s) shall serve an updated settlement demand on Defendant(s), who shall serve an updated response no later than seven days before the settlement conference. The parties shall submit (not file) to the Magistrate Judge courtesy copies of their respective demand and response at the time of service. Counsel may submit confidential settlement statements and copies of their settlement demand/response to the undersigned via mail, fax (317-229-3664) or email ( A request to vacate or continue the settlement conference shall be done by motion filed with the Court two weeks prior to the conference, except in exigent circumstances. Such motion will be granted only for good cause. Failure to comply with any of the provisions in this order 2 may result in sanctions. Dated: 07/25/2008 _______________________________ Tim A. Baker United States Magistrate Judge Southern District of Indiana Copies to: John David Hoover HOOVER HULL LLP Kevin C. Kaplan BURLINGTON WEIL SCHWEIP KAPLAN & BLONSKY Robert F. Merz Jr. STELOR PRODUCTIONS, LLC Stephen Lewis Vaughan INDIANO VAUGHAN LLP David John Zack BURLINGTON WEIL SCHWIEP KAPLAN & BLONSKY 3

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