Sweeney v. Marc Global, Inc.

Filing 19

ORDER Initial Pretrial Conference set for 5/25/2006 11:00 AM In Chambers before David Keesler.. Signed by Judge David Keesler on 5/3/06. (Huntley, Cynthia)

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Sweeney v. Marc Global, Inc. Doc. 19 Case 3:06-cv-00182-RJC-DCK Document 19 Filed 05/03/2006 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE DIVISION CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:06CV182 SUSAN SWEENEY, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) MARC GLOBAL, INC., ) ) Defendant. ) __________________________________________) ORDER SETTING INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE COURT to set and conduct an Initial Pretrial Conference pursuant to Local Rule 16.1(B), and thereafter to enter a Pretrial Order and Case Management Plan. Counsel should have already held an Initial Attorneys Conference pursuant to Local Rule 16.1(A). In any event, before the Initial Pretrial Conference counsel shall consider and discuss any special issues or problems which may arise during discovery; the number of months which should be allowed for discovery; whether a protective order is necessary and the contents of any such order; whether early settlement (of any or all claims) should be pursued; whether and when mediation should be conducted and, if they can agree, whom the Court should appoint as mediator; the likely length of trial, should this case not be settled; and any other special needs the litigation of these claims may present. If this case is assigned to the undersigned, counsel should have already executed and filed the official form captioned "Consent to Proceed Before A United States Magistrate Judge." See Local Rule 73.1. If they have not already done so, counsel should file the required form promptly. Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:06-cv-00182-RJC-DCK Document 19 Filed 05/03/2006 Page 2 of 2 If this case is assigned to a District Judge, the parties may still consent to the exercise of jurisdiction by a Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c) and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 73(b). If the parties wish to consent at this time, or at any time during the pendency of this case, counsel should file the required form. NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED: 1. The Initial Pretrial Conference shall be held in the chambers of the undersigned (Room 168, U.S. Courthouse, 401 West Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina) on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. 2. Counsel may, but are not required to, bring the parties to the Initial Pretrial Conference. 3. The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Order to counsel for the parties. Signed: May 3, 2006

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