Coffey v. City of Clovis et al
ORDER by Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. A Telephonic Status Conference is set for 1/9/2018 at 03:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. [Parties shall call Judge Garza's Meet Me line at 505.348.2693 to be co nnected to the proceedings.] This line can only accommodate up to five telephone lines, including the Court's; if the parties anticipate that they will exceed this capacity, they must contact the Court immediately so that alternative arrangements may be made. A Settlement Conference is set for 1/16/2018 at 11:00 AM in Las Cruces - 460 Organ Courtroom (South Tower) before Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. (atc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
CV No. 17-709 RB/CG
CITY OF CLOVIS, 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 Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Organ
Courtroom of the United States District Courthouse, 100 North Church Street, Las
Cruces, New Mexico. A telephonic status conference will be held on Tuesday, January
9, 2017, at 3:00 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 December 19, 2017, Plaintiffs’ 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 December 26, 2017, Defendant’s counsel shall serve on Plaintiffs’ counsel
a concise letter that sets forth a response to the settlement demand.
3. By January 2, 2018, 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 January 9, 2018, Counsel shall confer with one another about their
client’s respective positions.
6. On January 9, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Counsel shall call Judge Garza’s “Meet Me”
line at 505.348.2693 for a telephonic status conference. This line can only
accommodate up to five telephone lines, including the Court’s; if the parties
anticipate that they will exceed this capacity, they must contact the Court
immediately so that alternative arrangements may be made
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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