United States of America v. Mitchem
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
1:17 cv 139
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
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
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