Order Scheduling Settlement Conference - Las Vegas Form. This is a Nevada form and can be use in Bankruptcy Court Federal.
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1 2 3 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT 4 FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEVADA 5 6 7 ******** In re: 8 Debtor(s). 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 vs. Plaintiff(s), Defendants(s). ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) BK-SChapter ADV. NO.: Date: Time: ORDER SCHEDULING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE A settlement conference is hereby ordered to commence on before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge , at at the Foley Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada. All counsel of record that will be participating in the trial of this case, all parties appearing pro se, if any, and all individual parties must be present. 20 In the case of non-individual parties, counsel shall arrange for a representative, with 21 binding authority to settle, to be present in court for the duration of the settlement conference. Only 22 upon obtaining an order from the settlement conference judge in advance of the settlement 23 conference may a client participate telephonically. 24 25 26 Any requested exception to the attendance requirements must be submitted to the settlement conference judge for approval in advance of the settlement conference. PREPARATION FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE 27 No later than seven business days before the settlement conference, the parties shall 28 exchange written settlement offers. No later than four business days before the settlement American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com 1 conference each party shall submit a confidential settlement conference statement, which will 2 include a copy of the last settlement offer, to the settlement judge for in camera review. If not 3 timely filed, sanctions may be imposed. The settlement conference statement shall be no longer than 4 5 double-spaced pages. The settlement conference statement shall contain the following: 5 1. A brief statement of the nature of the action. 6 2. A concise summary of the evidence that supports your theory of the case, including 7 information documenting your damages claims. You may attach to your statement a limited number 8 of documents or exhibits that are especially relevant to key factual or legal issues. 9 3. A brief analysis of the key issues involved in the litigation. 10 4. A discussion of the strongest points in your case, both legal and factual, and a frank 11 discussion of the weakest points as well. The court expects you to present a candid evaluation of 12 the merits of your case. 13 14 5. but only if they are more than simply the converse of the weakest and strongest points in your case. 15 16 A further discussion of the strongest and weakest points in your opponents’ case, 6. A history of settlement discussions, if any, which details the demands and offers which have been made, and the reasons they have been rejected. 17 7. The settlement proposal that you believe would be fair. 18 8. The settlement proposal that you would honestly be willing to make in order to 19 conclude this matter and stop the expense of litigation. 20 The settlement conference statement should be delivered to chambers in an envelope 21 clearly marked “Contains Confidential Settlement Brief” or faxed to the settlement conference 22 judge. 23 The purpose of the settlement conference statement is to assist the judge in preparing for 24 and conducting the settlement conference. In order to facilitate a meaningful conference, your 25 utmost candor in responding to all of the above listed questions is required. The confidentiality of 26 each statement will be strictly maintained and following the conference, the statements will be 27 destroyed. 28 DO NOT SERVE A COPY ON OPPOSING COUNSEL. DO NOT DELIVER OR MAIL American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com 1 THE STATEMENT TO THE CLERK’S OFFICE. 2 3 The settlement conference shall not be continued or vacated without prior approval of the judge assigned to the case. 4 FAILURE TO APPEAR WILL RESULT IN THE IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS. IF 5 THE MATTER IS SETTLED BEFORE THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE DATE, THE 6 PARTIES MUST NOTIFY THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE JUDGE’S CALENDAR CLERK 7 SO THAT THE MATTER CAN BE TAKEN OFF CALENDAR. 8 9 DATED . 10 11 _______________________________ 12 U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT JUDGE 13 Copies mailed to: 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com 1 Form updated 11-04: Adv-Set-conf-order-11-04-LV.wpd 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com