The United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals Appellate Mediation Program
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
E. Post-Mediation Process
1. If a case settles during mediation, the mediator will confirm the settlement by letter and require the parties to file a Stipulation of Dismissal of the appeal within thirty days of the mediator's letter confirming the settlement. The filing of the Stipulation will terminate the appeal. If the parties desire to document the settlement over and above the mediator's letter confirming the same, the parties shall undertake to prepare such documentation. See L.A.R. 33.5(d).
2. If a case does not settle after mediation, a briefing order will be issued, and the appeal will proceed in the normal course.
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