Moran v. Polk County, et al
ORDER that this matter is CONTINUED from the 3/8/2021 term and will be RESET for trial during the Court's 5/10/2021 term. The Plaintiff's 56 Consent MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment and Minor Settlement is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. (Jury Trial set for 5/10/2021 09:01 AM in Courtroom 1, 100 Otis St, Asheville, NC 28801 before Chief Judge Martin Reidinger.) Signed by Chief Judge Martin Reidinger on 2/16/2021. (rhf)
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
CIVIL CASE NO. 1:18-cv-00300-MR-WCM
LEAH MORAN, individually and as
executrix for the Estate of Heather
GRACE BOONE LEVITSKY,
POLK COUNTY, et al.,
THIS MATTER is before the Court sua sponte.
This matter is currently scheduled for trial during the March 8, 2021
trial term. In August 2020, the parties advised the Court that they had
reached a settlement of this matter.
Because the beneficiaries of that
settlement are minors, the parties’ settlement agreement requires court
approval. Accordingly, the Plaintiff filed a consent motion seeking approval
of the minor settlement. [See Doc. 56].
The Court held a hearing on the Plaintiff’s motion to approve the
settlement agreement on December 8, 2020.
At that time, the Court
determined that additional issues must be addressed before the settlement
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can be approved. Despite being contacted by the Court’s chambers on a
number of occasions regarding the status of the case, the parties have not
taken any further action with respect to the motion to approve the settlement.
In light of the circumstances, the Court enters the following order.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that this matter is CONTINUED from
the March 8, 2021 trial term and will be reset for trial during the Court’s May
10, 2021 term.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Plaintiff’s Consent Motion to
Approve Wrongful Death Settlement [Doc. 56] is DENIED WITHOUT
PREJUDICE to refiling upon the resolution of the various issues identified by
the Court at the December 8, 2020 hearing.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed: February 16, 2021
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