Walker et al v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company

Filing 15

ORDER Requiring Facilitation and Permitting Expert Discovery. Jury Trial re-set for 4/28/2009 09:00 AM before District Judge George Caram Steeh Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION JONATHAN WALKER and TRACI WALKER, Plaintiffs, CASE NO. 08-CV-10524 v. HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH STATE FARM FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY, Defendant. ________________________________/ ORDER REQUIRING FACILITATION AND PERMITTING EXPERT DISCOVERY The parties appeared before the Court for their final pretrial conference on February 2, 2009. The Court finds that the matter has not been properly prepared for trial, and the parties have not engaged in any meaningful settlement process as required by Local Rule 16.2(b)(12), nor have they agreed on a means to attempt to settle the matter. Now therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties engage in facilitation. Based upon the agreement of the parties in identifying a facilitator, the Court APPOINTS Hon. James J. Rashid as facilitator in this matter. IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiffs may call an expert witness on the condition that they promptly provide expert disclosures and an expert report, and produce such individual for examination by deposition by the defendant. As agreed, trial of this matter is adjourned to April 28, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. SO ORDERED. S/George Caram Steeh GEORGE CARAM STEEH UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated: February 2, 2009 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Copies of this Order were served on the attorneys of record on February 2, 2009, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. S/Josephine Chaffee Secretary/Deputy Clerk 2

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