United States District Court, E.D. Michigan
ORDER STAYING CASE
Caram Steeh, United States District Judge
a prisoner in the custody of the Michigan Department of
Corrections, filed a civil rights complaint pursuant to 42
U.S.C. § 1983. The complaint survived screening under 28
U.S.C. § 1915A and 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(c), therefore,
IT IS ORDERED that:
Pursuant to Administrative Order 18 AO 019 this action will
participate in the Pro Se Prisoner Early Mediation
action is stayed for a period of ninety (90) days to allow
plaintiff and defendant(s) an opportunity to participate in
mediation to settle their dispute before the defendant(s) are
formally served, an answer is filed, or the discovery process
begins. This process is governed by the Mediation Procedure
other pleadings or papers may be filed, and the parties may
not engage in formal discovery during the ninety-day stay.
90-day period for the defendant(s) to be served under Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure (“F.R.Civ.P”) 4(m) is
no settlement is reached and this case proceeds in the normal
course of litigation, the Mediation Referral Judge has the
authority to lift this stay and the 90-day time period for
service under F.R.Civ.P. 4(m) will begin to run on the date
the stay order is lifted.
Subsequent to the entry of orders regarding service of
process, the Mediation Referral Judge will return the case to
the docket of the district judge.
Plaintiff is directed to show this Order to his or
her Assistant Resident Unit Supervisor (“ARUS”)
upon receipt to schedule a date and time to see the Pro
Se Prisoner Early Mediation Program's educational
video that explains the program.
1. Any party who seeks to have this case excluded from the
prisoner mediation program, must file a “motion to
exclude case from mediation” on or before twenty-one
(21) days after the date of this order. The responding party
has seven (7) days to file a response. No. reply may be
filed. Thereafter, the Mediation Referral Judge will decide
the matter and issue an order.