Cepero v. Gillespie et al

Filing 183

ORDER Granting 182 Stipulation to Continue. The settlement conference is hereby SET for 9:30 a.m. on 4/6/2021. The settlement conference will be held remotely by video, with further instructions to be provided at a later date regarding the logistics for appearances. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 1/8/2021. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JQC)

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Case 2:11-cv-01421-JAD-NJK Document 183 Filed 01/08/21 Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 8 9 BILLY CEPERO, 10 Case No.: 2:11-cv-01421-JAD-NJK Plaintiff, ORDER 11 v. 12 DOUGLAS GILLESPIE, et al., [Docket No. 182] 13 14 Defendants. The Court GRANTS the parties’ stipulation. Docket No. 182. The settlement conference 15 is hereby SET for 9:30 a.m. on April 6, 2021. 1 The settlement conference will be held remotely 16 by video, with further instructions to be provided at a later date regarding the logistics for 17 appearances. 18 The following individual(s) are required to appear for the duration of the settlement 19 conference: 20 1. 21 At least one attorney of record for each party with full knowledge of the case and who will be participating in the trial; 22 2. All parties appearing pro se; 23 3. All individual parties; 24 25 1 Any request to change the date of the settlement conference must be made in writing and 26 must be filed within 14 days of the issuance of this order. Such requests must include at least five alternative dates on which all required participants are available to attend the settlement 27 conference. The parties must meet and confer on such dates prior to the filing of the request. If the request is not filed as a stipulation, any response must be filed three days after service of the 28 request. 1 Case 2:11-cv-01421-JAD-NJK Document 183 Filed 01/08/21 Page 2 of 4 1 4. 2 authority to settle this matter up to the full amount of the claim or last demand made; and 3 5. 4 the insurance carrier with binding authority to settle this matter up to the full amount of the 5 claim or last demand. 2 In the case of non-individual parties, an officer or representative with binding If any party is subject to coverage by an insurance carrier, then a representative of 6 Any request for an exception to the above attendance requirements must be filed and served on all 7 parties within 14 days of the issuance of this order. If the request is not filed as a stipulation, any 8 response shall be filed three days after service of the request. Requests for an exception must be 9 supported by a compelling justification for an exception. 10 11 PREPARATION FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE In preparation for the settlement conference, the attorneys for each party, and the parties 12 appearing pro se, if any, shall submit a confidential written settlement conference statement for 13 the Court’s in camera review. The settlement conference statement shall be concise and shall 14 contain: 15 1. A brief statement of the nature of the action; 16 2. The names of the people who will attend the settlement conference; 17 3. A concise summary of the evidence that supports your theory of the case, including 18 the names of individuals disclosed pursuant to Rule 26(a)(1)(A)(i), the Rule 19 26(a)(1)(A)(iii) computation of damages, and the Rule 26(a)(1)(A)(iv) insurance 20 information. You must provide all information which documents or supports your damages 21 claims. Copies of medical records or treatment records need not be submitted but, rather, 22 shall be provided in a table or summary format; 23 4. 24 issues, including selected pages from deposition transcripts or responses to discovery 25 requests; Attachment of any documents or exhibits that are relevant to key factual or legal 26 27 2 Settlement conferences are closed to the public. Non-parties, including family members, 28 are not permitted to attend. 2 Case 2:11-cv-01421-JAD-NJK Document 183 Filed 01/08/21 Page 3 of 4 1 5. 2 discussion of the strongest points in your case, both legal and factual, and a frank discussion 3 of the weakest points as well. The Court expects you to present a thorough analysis of the 4 key issues and candid evaluation of the merits of your case; 5 6. 6 statutory caps, or motions pending before the Court; 7 7. 8 Provide any demands, offers, or offers of judgment that have been made and, if applicable, 9 the reasons they have been rejected. Attach a copy of all settlement correspondence, Analysis of the key issues involved in the litigation. The analysis must include a Identification and explanation of any obstacles to settlement, e.g. medical liens, The history of settlement discussions, if any, which have occurred in this case. 10 including all written demands or offers and responses thereto; and 11 8. 12 with a justification for any monetary amount. The proposal must include any non- 13 monetary settlement terms that will be presented. 14 The settlement conference statements must also include an email address for each The initial settlement proposal that will be presented at the settlement conference 15 participant. 16 The settlement conference statements shall be submitted by email to 17 njk_chambers@nvd.uscourts.gov no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 30, 2021. Hard copies of the 18 settlement conference statements will not be accepted. DO NOT SERVE A COPY ON 19 OPPOSING COUNSEL. 20 The purpose of the settlement conference statement is to assist the undersigned Magistrate 21 Judge in preparing for and conducting the settlement conference. In order to facilitate a meaningful 22 conference, your utmost candor in responding to all of the above-listed questions is required. The 23 settlement conference statement will remain confidential. If this case does not settle, the settlement 24 conference statement will not be disclosed to the judge who ultimately presides over the trial. 25 In addition to the above requirements, the parties and counsel must be substantially 26 prepared to meaningfully participate in the settlement conference in good faith. 27 28 3 Case 2:11-cv-01421-JAD-NJK Document 183 Filed 01/08/21 Page 4 of 4 1 FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN THIS 2 ORDER WILL SUBJECT THE NON-COMPLIANT PARTY AND/OR COUNSEL TO 3 SANCTIONS UNDER FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 16(f). 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 Dated: January 8, 2021 6 ______________________________ Nancy J. Koppe United States Magistrate Judge 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 4

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