It is ordered by the Court en banc, that any order issued by a judge of this Court directing mandatory participation in settlement conferences in individual “B3” cases is hereby vacated. Rather than attempt settlement in individual cases, the Court, at the appropriate time, will convene negotiations aimed at potential resolution of all “B3” cases collectively. This order only applies to orders to set settlement conferences with the assigned magistrate judges. It does not excuse litigants from complying with any other order or instruction from the presiding judge.
Monday, June 27, 2022