IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
December 21, 2005
GARY GERTSEN, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS
FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORP., ET AL., DEFENDANTS
FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORP. T/D/B/A MNC MORTGAGE, PLAINTIFF
GARY L. SWEITZER ENTERPRISES, INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS
FRANCIS A. DUNLOP, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS
FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN D/B/A FT MORTGAGE D/B/A MNC MORTGAGE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 21st day of December, 2005, upon consideration of the joint report on the selection of a mediator (Doc. 339) requesting clarification on the selection of a mediator, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties are directed to confer about the selection of a mediator and report to the Court on the status of the selection of a mediator on or before January 13, 2006:
1. If the parties select a mediator certified pursuant to Local Rule 16.8.2 or a magistrate judge within the Middle District of Pennsylvania pursuant to Local Rule 16.9, the court will issue an order referring the above-captioned case to the mediator or to the settlement officer.
2. If the parties select a mediator that is not certified pursuant to Local Rule 16.8.2, the court will entertain a joint motion for a stay of the proceedings in the above-captioned case while the parties pursue private mediation at the parties expense.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge
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