Quinn et al v. Eaton
ORDER FOR COURT-CONDUCTED MEDIATION. Signed by Magistrate Judge Sharon L. Ovington on 4/27/2021. (srb)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
WESTERN DIVISION AT DAYTON
James L. Quinn, et al.,
City of Eaton, Ohio,
Case No. 3:19-cv-241
District Judge Michael J. Newman
Magistrate Judge Sharon L. Ovington
ORDER FOR COURT-CONDUCTED MEDIATION
The above-captioned case is hereby set for mediation via telephone at 10:00 a.m.
on May 11, 2021. The terms and conditions of the mediation are as follows:
Designation of Mediator: Magistrate Judge Sharon L. Ovington will serve as the
mediator in this case.
Preparation for Mediation: No later than 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2021, each party shall
submit a mediation conference statement in letter form, to Judge Ovington’s chambers (via
email at Ovington_Chambers@ohsd.uscourts.gov), with copy to opposing counsel.
Mediation statements are not to be filed on the Court’s docket. The mediation statement
shall set forth: (1) the relevant positions of the parties concerning factual issues; (2) issues
of law; (3) damages; and (4) the settlement-negotiation history of the case, including a
recitation of any specific demands and offers previously made. Additionally, the mediation
statement must include the telephone number for the Court to contact counsel directly.
These statements will be maintained by the Court separate and apart from the case file.
Confidential Mediation Statements: Each party may—but is not required to—submit to
Judge Ovington (via email at Ovington_Chambers@ohsd.uscourts.gov), a confidential
mediation statement designated “Mediator’s Eyes Only.” Such confidential statements
will not be revealed to any person or entity, including any party involved in the mediation
or case. The confidential mediation statements will be maintained separate and apart from
the case file. Submitting a confidential mediation statement does not relieve a party of its
duty to submit and exchange the mediation conference statement as the previous paragraph
Attendance and Participation:
Unless excused by the Court, the parties or party
representatives with complete authority to negotiate a settlement of the case shall attend
the mediation session. To participate in the mediation, counsel are instructed to call 1-888684-8852. When prompted, enter the ACCESS CODE 6641708 and then the SECURITY
Confidentiality: Pursuant to S.D. Ohio Civ. R. 16.3(c), all statements made by the parties
relating to the substance or merits of claims or defenses made in the case, whether written
or oral, made for the first time during the mediation conference or in the required mediation
conference statements, shall be kept confidential by the Court, the parties, and counsel.
Such statements shall not be admissible as evidence, for any reason, during the trial of this
IT IS SO ORDERED.
April 27, 2021
s/Sharon L. Ovington
Sharon L. Ovington
United States Magistrate Judge
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