Case Management and Scheduling Orders
A. CIVIL CASES
At the initial scheduling conference, the Court expects the parties to be prepared to discuss the case and the issues, the Court's subject matter jurisdiction, the parties' interest in state court evaluation and/or facilitation, and any other standard procedural/scheduling issues. The Court expects counsel to discuss alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options with their clients.
B. CRIMINAL CASES
Upon its own initiative or by motion of any party, the Court shall recuse itself from any matter over which Judge Berg presided as interim United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, or in which he represented the United States as an Assistant United States Attorney.