Pasch v. OnDoc, LLC et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's Motion for Sanctions, Doc. 106 , is DENIED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this case shall be referred to alternative dispute resolution on May 15, 2023, and that reference shall termina te on July 14, 2023, and the designation of neutral/conference report shall be filed no later than June 5, 2023. (ADR Completion Deadline due by 7/14/2023., ADR Compliance Report Deadline due by 7/28/2023., Designation of Neutral/Conference Report due by 6/5/2023.) Signed by District Judge Matthew T. Schelp on May 18, 2023. (BRP)
Case: 4:20-cv-00782-MTS Doc. #: 121 Filed: 05/18/23 Page: 1 of 1 PageID #: 535
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
OnDoc, LLC, et al.,
Case No. 4:20-cv-782-MTS
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions against Defendant Robert Wilson (“Defendant”).
Doc. . Plaintiff requests sanctions based on Defendant’s failure to cooperate with scheduled mediation. The
Court held a hearing to discuss the allegations in the Motion. Doc. . The parties subsequently submitted
briefing on this matter. Docs.  & .
Based on review of the record, the Court is not convinced the information for mediation was entirely clear
to Defendant, such that Defendant “willfully” failed to cooperate with mediation. See St. Louis Produce Mkt. v.
Hughes, 735 F.3d 829, 832–33 (8th Cir. 2013). The Court recognizes Plaintiff’s frustration but does not find the
record necessitates the “severe sanction” of striking Defendant’s pleadings. Id.
With that said, the parties must still go to mediation. The Court will refer the case to alternative dispute
resolution immediately. The Court reminds Defendant he must make every effort to timely comply with
Plaintiff’s communications and requests surrounding the scheduling of mediation and the mediation itself. Given
Defendant’s prior conduct, if the Court learns of even the slightest non-compliance by Defendant, the Court will
grant sanctions if requested by Plaintiff.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions, Doc. , is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this case shall be referred to alternative dispute resolution on
May 15, 2023, and that reference shall terminate on July 14, 2023, and the designation of neutral/conference
report shall be filed no later than June 5, 2023.
Dated this 18th day of May, 2023.
MATTHEW T. SCHELP
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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