United States of America v. Mitchem

Filing 15

ORDER re 14 Designation of Mediator, that Judge Howell will not be designated as pre-trial mediator in this case. Parties will provide a new notice of selection by 11/15/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 11/8/2017. (kby)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA ASHEVILLE DIVISION 1:17 cv 139 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) JARRETT MITCHEM, ) ) Defendant. ) ___________________________________ ) ORDER On November 7, 2017, Plaintiff and Defendant filed a Joint Statement Selecting a Mediator [# 14]. The parties selected the Honorable Dennis L. Howell to conduct the pre-trial mediation. It is not the practice of Judge Howell to act as a mediator for a pre-trial mediation. Judge Howell will conduct a pre-trial settlement conference if two conditions are met: (1) the initial pre-trial mediation fails; and (2) parties show good cause that a pre-trial settlement conference would prove favorable. Because these conditions have not been met, Judge Howell will not act as mediator. The Court ORDERS that Judge Howell not be designated as the pre-trial mediator in this case. The parties will provide a new notice of selection by November Signed: November 8, 2017 15, 2017

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