Russian Hill Capital, LP v. Energy Corporation of America

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-02554

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE AND SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER. Settlement Conference set for 7/28/2016 11:00 AM in Courtroom A, 15th Floor, San Francisco. Signed by Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim on 6/16/2016.

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 RUSSIAN HILL CAPITAL, LP, 7 Case No. 15-cv-02554-HSG (SK) Plaintiff, 8 v. NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT 9 CONFERENCE AND SETTLEMENT ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA, CONFERENCE ORDER 10 Defendant. 11 12 TO ALL PARTIES AND COUNSEL OF RECORD: Northern District of California United States District Court 13 The above matter was referred to Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim for settlement purposes. 14 You are hereby notified that a Settlement Conference is scheduled for July 28, 2016 at 15 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom A, 15th Floor, Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San 16 Francisco, California 94102. 17 It is the responsibility of counsel to ensure that whatever discovery is needed for all sides 18 to evaluate the case for settlement purposes is completed by the date of the Settlement Conference. 19 Counsel shall cooperate in providing discovery informally and expeditiously. 20 Lead trial counsel shall appear at the Settlement Conference with the parties. Any party 21 who is not a natural person shall be represented by the person(s) with unlimited authority to 22 negotiate a settlement. A person who needs to call another person not present before agreeing to 23 any settlement does not have full authority. An insured party shall appear with a representative of 24 the carrier with full authority to negotiate up to the limits of coverage. Personal attendance of a 25 party representative will rarely be excused by the Court, and then only upon separate written 26 application demonstrating substantial hardship served on opposing counsel and lodged as early as 27 the basis for the hardship is known but no later than the Settlement Conference Statement. 28 Each party shall prepare a Settlement Conference Statement, which must be 1 LODGED with the undersigned's Chambers (NOT electronically filed) no later than 2 fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the conference. Please 3-hole punch the document at the 3 left side. 4 All parties shall also submit their Settlement Conference Statement in .pdf format 5 and email their statement to 6 The Settlement Conference Statement need not be served on opposing counsel. The 7 parties are encouraged, however, to exchange Settlement Conference Statements. The parties 8 should specify in their Settlement Conference Statement whether or not they served it on opposing 9 counsel. If Settlement Conference Statements are exchanged, any party may submit an additional 10 confidential settlement letter to the Court not to exceed three (3) pages. The contents of this 11 confidential settlement letter will not be disclosed to the other parties. 12 The Settlement Conference Statement shall not exceed ten (10) pages of text and twenty Northern District of California United States District Court 13 (20) pages of exhibits and shall include the following: 14 1. A brief statement of the facts of the case. 15 2. A brief statement of the claims and defenses including, but not limited to, statutory 16 or other grounds upon which the claims are founded and a candid evaluation of the 17 parties' likelihood of prevailing on the claims and defenses. 18 3. A list of the key facts in dispute and a brief statement of the specific evidence 19 relevant to a determination of those facts. 20 4. A summary of the proceedings to date and any pending motions. 21 5. An estimate of the cost and time to be expended for further discovery, pretrial and 22 trial. 23 6. The relief sought, including an itemization of damages. 24 7. The party's position on settlement, including present demands and offers and a 25 history of past settlement discussions. 26 It is not unusual for the conference to last three (3) or more hours. The parties should be 27 prepared to discuss such issues as: 28 1. Their settlement objectives. 2 1 2. Any impediments to settlement they perceive. 2 3. Whether they have enough information to discuss settlement. If not, what 3 additional information is needed? 4 4. The possibility of a creative resolution of the dispute. 5 The parties shall notify Chambers immediately at (415) 522-2112 if this case settles prior 6 to the date set for Settlement Conference. Counsel shall provide a copy of this order to each party 7 who will participate in the conference. 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. 9 Dated: June 16, 2016 10 11 ________________________ SALLIE KIM 12 United States Magistrate Judge Northern District of California United States District Court 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3