Trujillo v. City of Hobbs et al
ORDER by Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. A Telephonic Status Conference is set for 8/22/2017 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. [Parties shall call Judge Garza's Meet Me line at 505.348.2693 to be connected to the proceedings.] The Settlement Conference is set for 8/31/2017 at 10:00 AM in Albuquerque - 421 Gold, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms 1 & 2 before Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. (atc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
No. CV 17-53 MV/CG
CITY OF HOBBS, et al.,
ORDER SETTING TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE
AND 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 Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in ADR Suites 1
& 2 of the U.S. Historic Courthouse, 421 Gold Ave. S.W. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A telephonic status conference will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
to discuss the parties’ positions.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties and a designated representative, other
than counsel of record, with full authority to resolve the case, must attend in person;
counsel who will try the case must also 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
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that:
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.
1. By July 18, 2017, Plaintiff’s counsel shall serve on defense counsel a concise
letter that sets forth a settlement demand itemizing the principle supporting
damages or other relief that plaintiff asserts would appropriately be granted at
2. By August 1, 2017, Defendant’s counsel shall serve on Plaintiff’s counsel a
concise letter that sets forth a response to the settlement demand. Defendant’s
counsel shall also serve on Third Party Defendant’s counsel a concise letter
that sets forth a settlement demand itemizing the principle supporting damages
or other relief that Defendant asserts would appropriately be granted at trial.
3. By August 15, 2017, each party shall provide to the Court:
a. A copy of each letter that was sent to an opposing party;
b. A confidential, concise letter containing an analysis of the strengths and
weaknesses of its case; and
c. Any video or audio recordings of the incident upon which this action is
These materials may be submitted to the Court by facsimile transmission
(575.528.1675), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. Each of these letters typically should be 5 pages or fewer, and counsel will
ensure that each party reads the opposing party’s letter before the settlement
5. Before August 22, 2017, Counsel shall confer with one another about their
client’s respective positions.
6. On August 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., Counsel shall call Judge Garza’s “Meet
Me” line at 505.348.2693 for a telephonic status conference.
A party must show good cause to vacate or reschedule the settlement conference.
Any such request must 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.
THE HONORABLE CARMEN E. GARZA
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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