Thymes v. Verizon Wireless, Inc. et al
ORDER by Magistrate Judge William P. Lynch. Settlement Conference set for 7/13/2017 at 08:30 AM in Albuquerque - 440 Hondo Courtroom before Magistrate Judge William P. Lynch. See ORDER for details. (mej)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
CARL G. THYMES,
CV 16-66 KG/WPL
VERIZON WIRELESS, INC., and
ORDER RESETTING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
To facilitate a final disposition of this case, a mandatory settlement conference will be
conducted in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(a)(5). The conference will be
held on July 13, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., in the Hondo Courtroom of the Pete V. Domenici United
States Courthouse, 333 Lomas Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, New Mexico. Defense counsel will
serve a copy of this Order on worker’s compensation counsel.
The parties or a designated representative, other than counsel of record, with full
authority to make a final settlement decision, must attend in person. Counsel who will try the
case must attend in person. All attorneys and parties involved in the settlement conference must
treat as confidential the information discussed, positions taken, and offers made by other
participants in preparation for and during the conference.1
No later than July 10, 2017, at 12:00 p.m, Plaintiff shall serve on defense counsel and
worker’s compensation counsel a letter that sets forth at least the following information: (a) a
brief summary of the evidence and legal principles that plaintiff asserts will allow it to establish
This does not prohibit disclosures stipulated to by the parties, necessary in proceedings to
determine the existence of a binding settlement agreement, or as otherwise required by law.
liability; (b) a brief explanation of why damages or other relief would appropriately be granted at
trial; (c) an itemization of the principles supporting those damages; and (d) a settlement demand.
No later than July 11, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., defense counsel and worker’s compensation counsel
shall each serve on Plaintiff a letter that sets forth at least the following information: (a) any
points in plaintiff’s letter with which the defense agrees; (b) any points in plaintiff’s letter with
which the defense disagrees, with references to supporting evidence and legal principles; and (c)
a settlement offer. Counsel will ensure that each party reads the opposing party’s letter before the
Defense counsel shall provide copies of these letters to my chambers no later than July
11, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Each party must provide me, in confidence, a concise letter that shall
contain an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of its case by July 11, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
These letters may be sent to me by facsimile transmission at 505-348-2305 or by email at
Furthermore, if any party has in its possession any video or audio recordings of the
incident upon which this action is based, that party must send me a copy of the recording by July
The settlement conference may not be vacated or rescheduled except upon motion by the
party or parties seeking to reschedule for good cause shown. Any motion to vacate or reschedule
the settlement conference shall provide the Court with sufficient notice to ensure that other
matters may be scheduled in the time allotted for the settlement conference.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
William P. Lynch
United States Magistrate Judge
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