Buckner v. Lew, et al
ORDER referring 49 Motion to Compel and Motion for Sanctions; 55 Motion to Compel; and 60 Motion for Protective Order to U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank and granting 63 MOTION to Vacate 48 Order - Signed by District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan on 09/22/2014. (Baker, C.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
NANETTE F. BUCKNER,
JACOB J. LEW, Secretary, Department of
This matter is before the court upon plaintiff’s motion to compel and for sanctions (DE 49),
plaintiff’s renewed motion to compel (DE 55), defendant’s motion for protective order (DE 60)
(hereinafter, collectively, the “discovery motions”), and defendant’s motion to vacate orders setting
court hosted settlement conference (DE 63).
United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank held a rule 16 conference and discovery
conference pertaining to issues raised in the discovery motions (DE 49, DE 55, and DE 60).
Pursuant to the order following said conference, the parties reached agreement regarding the issues
raised in the discovery motions, and the magistrate judge recommends dismissal of the discovery
motions as moot. In addition, as directed in the magistrate judge’s order, the government has filed
with the court a notice informing the court of the time that it anticipates will be needed to produce
the information agreed upon by the parties, specifying that the discovery remaining shall be
produced by September 30, 2014. To ensure just and efficient resolution of the discovery motions
before the court, the clerk is DIRECTED to refer the discovery motions for final disposition to
United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank, in light of the notice provided by the
government. In addition, for good cause shown, defendant’s motion to vacate orders setting court
hosted settlement conference (DE 63) is GRANTED.
SO ORDERED this the 22nd day of September, 2014.
LOUISE W. FLANAGAN
United States District Judge
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