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Sample of Scheduling Orders for Mediation in Medical Malpractice Cases

NOTICE OF CIVIL TRACK ASSIGNMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ADR (Agreed)

CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY
CIVIL ASSIGNMENT OFFICE
COUNTY COURTS BUILDING
401 BOSLEY AVENUE
P.O. BOX 6754
TOWSON, MD 21285-6754

Assignment Date:

Case Title:

Case No.:

The above case has been assigned to the MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ADR TRACK and it is hereby

ORDERED, that the parties in this case are to participate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), as required by Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code Ann. (“CJ”) §3-2A-06C; and it is further

ORDERED that ADR sessions shall be scheduled with the following ADR Provider, as agreed to by all parties: (Name of Mediator) (Phone Number of Mediator); and it is further

ORDERED, that

  • All parties are required to contact the ADR Provider within FIFTEEN (15) days of this Order to arrange the date for the mediation, which must take place prior to the ADR Deadline date set forth in this Scheduling Order below;
  • All parties and any claims representative for a party, unless excused by the ADR Provider, shall appear and participate in good faith in all proceedings scheduled by the ADR Provider pursuant to this Order; and
  • All parties shall submit a Conference Statement Form directly to the ADR Provider at least FIFTEEN (15) days prior to the ADR session in compliance with CJ §3-2A-06(h); and it is further

ORDERED that the parties shall compensate the ADR Provider at the hourly rate agreed to by the parties and their selected ADR Provider.

If you have any questions concerning your track assignment and Scheduling Order, or any other problems with your case, please contact Joy Keller at (410) 887-3233. You must notify Ms. Keller within 15 days of receipt of this Scheduling Order if you have a conflict with any dates listed below.

SCHEDULING ORDER

  1. Motions to Dismiss under Md. Rule 2-322(b) are due by                 (15 Days)
  2. Dismissal Notice for unserved defendants (Md. Rule 2-507(B))        (120 Days)
  3. Plaintiff’s Expert Reports or Md. Rule 2-402(e) (1) Disclosures        (120 Days)
  4. Defendant’s Expert Reports or Md. Rule 2-402(e) (1) Disclosures    (180 Days)
  5. Joinder of Additional Parties Deadline is                                        (210 Days)
  6. Discovery must be complete by                                                    (255 Days)
  7. All Motions (excluding Motions in Limine) are due by                      (285 Days)
  8. ADR Deadline date is                                                                   (285 Days)
  9. Settlement Conference                                                             (315 Days)
  10. Deadline/Exchange list of all exhibits & copies of paper exhibits      (330 Days)
  11. Deadline for Motions in Limine, including objections to exhibits is    (340 Days)
  12. TRIAL DATE is                                                                           (345 Days)

Honorable John Grason Turnbull,II
County Administrative Judge

Postponement Policy
: No postponement of dates under this order will be approved except for undue hardship or emergency situations.  All requests for postponement must be submitted in writing with a copy to all counsel/parties involved.  The Administrative Judge must approve all requests for postponement.

Settlement Conference (Room 507): All Counsel and their clients MUST attend the settlement conference in person. All insurance representatives MUST attend this conference in person as well.  Failure to attend may result in sanctions by the Court.  Settlement hearing dates be continued by Settlement Judges, as long as trial dates are not affected (Call 410-887-2920 for more information).

Special Assistance Needs: If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call the Court Administrator’s Office at 410-887-2687. or use the Court’s TDD line, 410-887-3081. or the Voice/TDD M.D. Relay Service, 800-735-2258.

Voluntary Dismissal: Per Md. Rule 2-506, after an answer or motion for summary judgment is filed, a plaintiff may dismiss an action without leave of court by filing a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties who have appeared in the action.  The stipulation shall be filed with the Clerk’s office.  Also, unless otherwise provided by stipulation or order of court, the dismissing party is responsible for all costs of the action.

Camera Phones Prohibited: Pursuant to Md. Rule 16-109 b. 3., cameras and recording equipment are strictly prohibited in courtrooms and adjacent hallways. This means that camera cell phones should not be brought with you on the day of your hearing to the Courthouse.

cc: (attorneys/ parties)

Date Issued:



NOTICE OF CIVIL TRACK ASSIGNMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ADR (Assigned)

CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY
CIVIL ASSIGNMENT OFFICE
COUNTY COURTS BUILDING
401 BOSLEY AVENUE
P.O. BOX 6754
TOWSON, MD 21285-6754

Assignment Date:

Case Title:

Case No.:

The above case has been assigned to the MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ADR TRACK and it is hereby

ORDERED, that the parties in this case are to participate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), as required by Md. Cts.
& Jud. Proc. Code Ann. (“CJ”) §3-2A-06C; and it is further

ORDERED that ADR sessions shall be scheduled with the following Court Appointed ADR Provider: (Name of Mediator (Phone Number of Mediator); and it is further

ORDERED, that

  • All parties are required to contact the ADR Provider within FIFTEEN (15) days of this Order to arrange the date for the mediation, which must take place prior to the ADR Deadline date set forth in this Scheduling Order below;
  • All parties and any claims representative for a party, unless excused by the ADR Provider, shall appear and participate in good faith in all proceedings scheduled by the ADR Provider pursuant to this Order; and
  • All parties shall submit a Conference Statement Form directly to the ADR Provider at least FIFTEEN (15) days prior to the ADR session in compliance with CJ §3-2A-06(h); and it is further

ORDERED that the parties shall compensate the ADR Provider at the rate of $250 per hour for all time incurred by the ADR Provider assigned by the Court.

If you have any questions concerning your track assignment and Scheduling Order, please contact Joy Keller at 410-887-3233. You must notify Ms. Keller within fifteen days of receipt of this Scheduling Order if you have a conflict with any dates listed below.

SCHEDULING ORDER

  1. Motions to Dismiss under Md. Rule 2-322(b) are due by                               (15 Days)
  2. Dismissal Notice for unserved defendants (Md. Rule 2-507(B))                      (120 Days)
  3. Plaintiff’s Expert Reports or Md. Rule 2-402(e) (1) Disclosures                      (120 Days)
  4. Defendant’s Expert Reports or Md. Rule 2-402(e) (1) Disclosures                  (180 Days)
  5. Joinder of Additional Parties Deadline is                                                      (210 Days)
  6. Discovery must be complete by                                                                  (255 Days)
  7. All Motions (excluding Motions in Limine) are due by                                    (285 Days)
  8. ADR Deadline date is                                                                                 (285 Days)
  9. Settlement Conference                                                                            (315 Days)
  10. Deadline/Exchange list of all exhibits & copies of paper exhibits                     (330 Days)
  11. Deadline for Motions in Limine, including objections to exhibits is                   (340 Days)
  12. TRIAL DATE is                                                                                          (345 Days)

Honorable John Grason Turnbull, II
County Administrative Judge

Postponement Policy
: No postponement of dates under this order will be approved except for undue hardship or emergency situations.  All requests for postponement must be submitted in writing with a copy to all counsel/parties involved.  The Administrative Judge must approve all requests for postponement.

Settlement Conference (Room 507): All Counsel and their clients MUST attend the settlement conference in person. All insurance representatives MUST attend this conference in person as well.  Failure to attend may result in sanctions by the Court.  Settlement hearing dates be continued by Settlement Judges, as long as trial dates are not affected (Call 410-887-2920 for more information).

Special Assistance Needs: If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call the Court Administrator’s Office at 410-887-2687 or use the Court’s TDD line, 410-887-3081, or the Voice/TDD M.D. Relay Service, 800-735-2258.

Voluntary Dismissal: Per Md. Rule 2-506, after an answer or motion for summary judgment is filed, a plaintiff may dismiss an action without leave of court by filing a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties who have appeared in the action.  The stipulation shall be filed with the Clerk’s office.  Also, unless otherwise provided by stipulation or order of court, the dismissing party is responsible for all costs of the action.

Camera Phones Prohibited: Pursuant to Md. Rule 16-109 b. 3., cameras and recording equipment are strictly prohibited in courtrooms and adjacent hallways. This means that camera cell phones should not be brought with you on the day of your hearing to the Courthouse.

cc: (attorneys/ parties)

Date Issued:

Revised April 23, 2013

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