USA, et al v. State of Washington, et al

Filing 21660

ORDER REGARDING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE by Hon. Brian A Tsuchida. Settlement Conference set for 12/13/2017 at 09:15 AM in Courtroom 12A before Hon. Brian A Tsuchida.(AE)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 SQUAXIN ISLAND TRIBE, et al., Plaintiffs, 9 10 Case No. 2:89-sp-306-RSM-DWC ORDER REGARDING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE v. 11 NAVY YARD OYSTER CO., et al., 12 13 Defendants. The parties have stipulated to the referral of this case to the Honorable BRIAN A. 14 TSUCHIDA, United States Magistrate Judge, for settlement conference. Dkts. 392, 393. All 15 parties and their counsel are hereby DIRECTED to appear on: December 13, 2017 at 9:15 am. 16 17 United States District Courthouse 700 Stewart St. 12th floor - Courtroom 12A Seattle, WA 98101 18 WHO MUST BE PRESENT 19 Each attorney who will try the case must be physically present, accompanied by the client 20 or a representative with full authority to resolve the case. If there are individuals whose presence 21 are required to resolve the case, please arrange for their attendance. Failure to produce the 22 appropriate persons at the settlement or the failure to participate in good faith may result in an 23 award of costs and attorney fees incurred by the other parties regarding the conference, or other ORDER REGARDING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE- 1 1 sanctions against the non-complying party or counsel. SETTLEMENT MEMOS 2 3 Each party shall: 4 (1) Exchange settlement briefs no more than 8 pages in length that set forth the issues 5 to resolve, and current status of settlement by November 27, 2017, 4:00 pm. Do not file your 6 briefs. A copy should be emailed to Judge Tsuchida at 7 (2) Email a separate confidential settlement memo no more than 5 pages to Judge 8 Tsuchida, only, at by 4:00 pm, December 1, 2017. 9 These memos are confidential; do not file them with the Clerk’s Office or serve them on 10 opposing counsel. These memos shall set forth a settlement proposal, and what barriers, if any, 11 there are to achieving a settlement. CONFIDENTIALITY 12 13 The Court expects all participants to be prepared, open-minded, frank, and sincerely 14 interested in settlement. The Court expects the parties to address each other with courtesy and 15 respect. To encourage an open discussion, the Court orders all matters communicated in 16 connection with this judicial settlement are confidential and cannot be used for any other 17 purpose. 18 19 20 21 DATED this 7th day of November, 2017. A BRIAN A. TSUCHIDA United States Magistrate Judge 22 23 ORDER REGARDING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE- 2

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