UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
August 4, 2008
TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY OF AMERICA, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS
GUARD LINE FIRE & SAFETY, ET AL., DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Patty Shwartz United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER ON INFORMAL APPLICATION
This matter having come before the Court by way of letter dated July 29, 2008, regarding the request of intervening plaintiff West American for permission to have its representative participate in the settlement conference via telephone;
and the Court having ordered that trial counsel and clients with full settlement authority appear in-person at the conference, see Order, dated July 1, 2008, at Section I, ¶ 2;
and the Court determining that the in-person appearance of counsel and clients at one time will provide a forum for all parties to engage in a session focused on all claims in the case and will enhance the productivity of the conference for all participants;
and the Court finding that the value of in-person participation justifies the expenses that may be incurred to appear;
IT IS THEREFORE ON THIS 4th day of August, 2008
ORDERED that intervening-plaintiff West American's request to allow its client representative to participate in the settlement conference via telephone is denied.
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