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The Court expects and encourages the parties to discuss settlement throughout the case. The Court routinely holds at least one settlement conference. At the parties' request, or on the Court's own initiative, additional settlement conferences may be held. A sample of the Court's Order to Attend Settlement Conference is included below:

Sample Notice of Settlement Conference and Requirements for Submission of Settlement Statement

As required in E.D. Mich. LR 41.1, if a case has settled, the parties must notify chambers in writing by the next business day. The parties may either e-mail the Court's Case Manager or send a fax to chambers indicating that the matter has been resolved.