United States District Court, D. Nebraska
FRANKIE L. BONDE, Plaintiff,
EARP MEAT COMPANY, and AARON J. JAGOW, Defendants.
AMENDED INITIAL PROGRESSION ORDER
M. Bazis United States Magistrate Judge.
matter is before the Court on the parties' Joint Motion
to Continue Initial Progression Order Deadlines. (Filing
No. 15.) This motion is granted. Accordingly, IT
Authorization and Sequence of Discovery.
parties may now commence discovery. That discovery required
to prepare the case for mediation or other
settlement negotiations and that discovery required to
prepare the case for possible summary judgment disposition
shall be conducted before other discovery.
mediation has not already been conducted, counsel shall
immediately advise the parties that the court expects them to
mediate their dispute if they have not already done so, and
may order them to participate in settlement discussions, in
the presence of the judge if appropriate. Counsel shall
notify the assigned magistrate judge by joint or separate
letters by March 4, 2019, addressing the
a. That they have advised their clients of the court's
expectations respecting mediation;
b. That they have hired a mediator and the name of the
c. The date of their scheduled mediation;
d. Their joint, or if necessary, separate views on whether
the progression of the case should be stayed pending the
outcome of their mediation;
e. If no mediator has been hired by that time, counsel's
estimate of when a mediator can be hired and a mediation
f. If a mediation previously has been held, the identity of
the mediator, the date of the mediation, and their views as
to whether another mediation at this time might be successful
in resolving the dispute;
g. Whether the parties object to mediation and if so, what
the objections are; and
h. If the parties have not discussed mediation, what
settlement efforts have been undertaken and what actions are
planned for the future, together with the ...