Pack v. Bankers Life and Casualty Company
ORDER granting 10 Motion for Court Hosted Settlement Conference. Counsel is reminded to read the order in its entirety for critical deadlines and information. Signed by Senior Judge James C. Fox on 10/17/2011. Copy to US Magistrate Judge David W. Daniel as well as the parties involved. (Edwards, S.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
BARBARA H. PACK, by and through
Her Guardian of the Estate,
Lawrence S. Craige,
BANKERS LIFE AND
This matter is before the court on the Consent Motion for Court-Hosted Settlement
Conference [DE-lO] filed by Defendant Bankers Life and Casualty Company. In the motion,
Defendant represents that counsel for both parties have discussed the court-ordered mediation
requirement applicable to this action, and have agreed that a court-hosted settlement conference is
preferable in this case. Defendant asks the court to exempt the parties from the mediation
requirements under the Local Rules and to order a court-hosted settlement conference. Defendant
indicates that Plaintiff consents to the motion.
For good cause shown, the Consent Motion [DE-HI] is ALLOWED. It is ORDERED that
the parties are exempt from the mediation requirements of Local Civil Rule 101.1. It is further
ORDERED that United States Magistrate Judge David W. Daniel hereby is APPOINTED settlement
master. The parties are DIRECTED to consult with Magistrate Judge Daniel and schedule a
settlement conference to occur on or before December 2,2011. The settlement conference shall
be conducted pursuant to the provisions of Local Civil Rule 101.2, EDNC.
/1 day of October, 2011.
S ior United States District Judge
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