A Notice of Mediation was placed on the docket today, ordering the parties to appear at a mediation session on Monday at 11:00am in Concord. The notice is dated today. The lead attorneys and “persons having full authority to negotiate and authorize a settlement” must appear.
It’s not stated how this was initiated. The mediation was ordered by Justice Landya B McCafferty of the US District Court having jurisdiction here, not by the trial judge.
It will be interesting to see if the trial judge rules on WPs outstanding objection before the mediation.