SUBCHAPTER 30h – MEDIATED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES
SECTION .0100 – INITIATING MEDIATED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES
01 NCAC 30H .0101 Purpose of Mandatory Settlement Conferences
Pursuant to G.S. 143-128 (f1) and 143-135.26(11), these Rules are promulgated to implement a system of settlement events which are designated to focus the parties' attention on settlement rather than on claim preparation and to provide a structured opportunity for settlement negotiations to take place. Nothing herein is intended to limit or prevent the parties from engaging in settlement procedures voluntarily at any time prior to or during commencement of the dispute resolution process.
History Note: Authority G.S. 143-135.26 (10), (11); S.L. 2001-496, s. 14(b);
Temporary Adoption Eff. July 1, 2002;
Eff. August 1, 2004.