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The Court refers all civil diversity cases to mediation pursuant to E.D. Mich. LR 16.3 if the parties stipulate to be bound by the mediation sanctions set forth in the Michigan Rules of Court 2.403. The Court generally refers cases to mediation after the discovery cutoff. The Court also utilizes other types of alternative dispute resolution techniques, where appropriate, such as arbitration or special mediation panels.

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