Johnson et al v. Flakeboard America Limited
ORDER granting 144 Motion to Schedule Court-Supervised Mediation. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kaymani D West on 3/26/2013.(mcot, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
FLAKEBOARD AMERICA LIMITED,
C/A NO.: 4:11-2607-MGL-KDW
This matter is before the court on the parties’ Joint Motion to Schedule Court-Supervised
Mediation/Settlement Conference, ECF No. 144, in which the parties jointly request that the
court supervise a mediation/settlement conference (“Mediation Conference”) among the parties
and that pending deadlines in the scheduling order, ECF No. 127, be held in abeyance until the
requested Mediation Conference is concluded. For good cause shown, the parties’ Motion, ECF
No. 144, is granted, as follows:
The parties shall enter into a Mediation Conference before the Honorable
Kaymani D. West to be held May 21, 2013, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the McMillan Federal
Building, 401 W. Evans Street, Florence, South Carolina.1
Discovery and other deadlines in the Fourth Amended Scheduling Order, ECF
No. 127, are hereby held in abeyance pending completion of the Mediation Conference.
The court will issue a schedule for mediation submissions, as well as additional instructions and
information regarding logistics of the Mediation Conference, in a separate order.
If an impasse is declared as a result of the Mediation Conference, discovery shall
be reopened for only 30 days immediately following the declaration of said impasse for the
limited purpose of completing the deposition of Plaintiff Johnson and for taking the depositions
of Lori Welch Burnette and of the corporate designee(s) of Defendant Flakeboard America
Limited pursuant to Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure—Dannie
Weatherford, Ellen Morris and/or Judy Turner. Further, it is agreed that the parties’ dispositive
motions’ deadline will be 30 days following the completion of limited discovery. If an impasse is
declared, the parties are to submit a proposed Fifth Amended Scheduling Order to the court
within five days after such a declaration.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
March 26, 2013
Florence, South Carolina
Kaymani D. West
United States Magistrate Judge
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