UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
April 1, 2011
CLAUDETTE TAWIL AND THEORDORE TAWIL, PLAINTIFFS,
TARGET CORPORATION, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Roanne L. Mann, United States Magistrate Judge:
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
The Court is in receipt of today's letter from defense counsel,*fn1 seeking reconsideration of the Court's order of March 22, 2011, which denied defendant's previous request that the client representative participate by phone in the upcoming settlement conference. The only new information proffered by defense counsel is that defendant "maintains that it is not responsible for the area where plaintiff alleges her accident occurred." The Court infers from that statement that defendant is taking a no-pay position in connection with any settlement discussions. In such circumstances, the need for the client's presence in court is even greater. Having considered defendant's request, the Court declines to allow the Target representative to appear by phone at the settlement conference scheduled for April 11, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.*fn2
ROANNE L. MANN UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE