Mediation and Summary Jury Trials
The Court will send most civil cases to state court evaluation under the authority of E.D. Mich. LR 16.3. At the initial Fed.R.Civ.P. 16(b) conference, the Court will ask counsel whether his/her client evaluation. The failure of a party to give such consent, however, will not deter the Court from referring the case.
The Court will consider holding a summary jury trial if requested by the parties.