The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Ronald M. Whyte, Judge
JOINT STATUS REPORT RE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND PROPOSE xxxxxxxxx D ORDER TO CONTINUE CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE DATE: JULY 25,2008 TIME: 10:30 A.M. PLACE: COURTROOM 4, 6TH FLOOR
WHEREAS Willie F. Ticzon has filed a complaint against the Northwest Airlines Pension Plan for Contract Employees ("the Plan") seeking disability pension benefits;
WHEREAS the Court has previously, pursuant to the parties' stipulation, agreed to stay this action while the parties discuss potential alternative procedures for this matter;
WHEREAS these alternative procedures would include an independent medical exam ("IME") by a physician jointly agreed to by the parties;
WHEREAS the parties have been working to find a mutually agreeable physician to conduct an IME;
WHEREAS, Defendant is currently researching a new medical group proposed by Plaintiff, and both parties are hopeful that a mutually agreeable physician can be found for an IME, which may forestall the need for further proceedings before this Court;
NOW THEREFORE because of the ongoing discussions, the parties request that the Court's previously scheduled July 25,2008 Case Management Conference be moved to August 29, 2008, at which time the parties expect to have agreed upon a mutually acceptable September 5, 2008 physician.
Pursuant to the Stipulation of the Parties, it is Hereby Ordered that the Case Management Conference currently set for July 25,2008 be continued to August 29,2008 at 10:30 a.m. September 5, 2008
I hereby certify that on this 18th day of July, 2008,1 electronically transmitted the attached document to the Clerk of the Court using the ECF System for filing and transmittal of a ...