McCormack v. Westland et al
ORDER to Attend Settlement Conference and Requirements for Submission of Settlement Statement. (Settlement Conference set for 10/17/2017 at 9:30 AM before District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. **PLEASE SEE ORDER FOR IMPORTANT DEADLINE**) Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HMon)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 15-cv-14507
Hon. Matthew F. Leitman
CITY OF WESTLAND, et al.,
ORDER TO ATTEND SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE AND
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF SETTLEMENT STATEMENT
The parties are hereby advised that a settlement conference will be held in the
United States District Court, 140 Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 600 Church
Street, Flint, MI 48502, Room 127, before the Honorable Matthew F. Leitman on
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
The following person(s) and entities must personally attend the settlement
conference: (i) trial counsel for each party; (ii) all parties who are natural persons;
(iii) a representative with full and final settlement authority on behalf of each party
that is not a natural person; (iv) a representative with full and final settlement
authority on behalf of each insurance carrier that has undertaken the prosecution or
defense of the case and/or has contractually reserved to itself the right to settle the
action; and (v) a representative authorized to act on behalf of each party that is a
governmental entity. This mandatory personal attendance policy is not satisfied by
trial counsel professing to have full and final settlement authority on behalf of his or
her client or by the entity with settlement authority being available by telephone.
At least five (5) business days prior to the conference, each party shall have
delivered to the Court’s chambers either by hand-delivery, fax (810-341-9765), or
email to the Case Manager (Holly_Monda@mied.uscourts.gov), a confidential
Settlement Statement. Do not file, docket, or serve this statement. The Settlement
Statement is for the Court’s exclusive use in preparing for and conducting the
The Settlement Statement shall (1) recite the key facts and law, (2) discuss the
strengths and weaknesses of each party’s case, (3) discuss the parties’ position on
settlement, (4) detail litigation expenses to date and going forward through trial; and
(5) describe the settlement efforts to date. To aid in the settlement process, the Court
expects the parties to exchange settlement demands prior to the conference. The
Settlement Statement shall not exceed seven (7) pages. The parties are directed to
be candid in their statements and to provide the Court with sufficient detail to
analyze the critical factual and legal issues in the case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Matthew F. Leitman
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: September 25, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties
and/or counsel of record on September 25, 2017, by electronic means and/or
s/Holly A. Monda
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