Rhines v. Standley et al
ORDER by Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. A Telephonic Status Conference is set for 10/24/2017 at 02:30 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.] A Settlement Conference is set for 11/2/2017 at 10:30 AM in Albuquerque - 421 Gold, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms 1 and 2 before Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. (atc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
J.R., by and through Jennifer Rhines,
her next friend and mother, et al.,
CV No. 17-0431 RB/CG
CHRIS STANDLEY, 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 November 2, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in ADR Conference
Rooms 1 & 2 at the U.S. Historic Courthouse, 421 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, New
Mexico, 87102. A telephonic status conference will be held on Tuesday, October 24,
2017, at 2:30 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 October 6, 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 trial.
2. By October 13, 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 October 20, 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 October 24, 2017, Counsel shall confer with one another about their
client’s respective positions.
6. On October 24, 2017, at 2:30 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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