Farmington, MI asked in Personal Injury for Michigan

Q: Why did my post-ADR conference get cancelled, again? (Federal Court)

I have a complex personal injury suit that is 4 years in the making. It’s pretty complex. It’s seens as though, there has been delay after delay. In the past year it’s gained some traction, but still docket delays. We were scheduled for a post-ADR status conference in 3 weeks, it’s was suddenly cancelled.

I have an attorney, but want a second opinion.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Adjournments and other delays are part and parcel to civil litigation. This latest cancellation could be for any number of reasons and requested by one or several of the parties. Hopefully your lawyer can provide you with an explanation about what happened. Just know that it's not terribly unusual for that to happen.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: Go with your attorney. Presumably they don't get paid until you do. If the mediator asked for a cancelation I'd give it--I want the mediator to like me (and my client's case) not think I'm a persnickety pain. Do understand that federal cases move so the court has it's own clock and will want to get your case moving, so it's not the court. But it is complex, and those things take time especially as the lawyers opposing you are paid very nice money by the hour. Unlike your attorney.

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