Local Rule 9019. SETTLEMENTS AND AGREED ORDERS; ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

(a) Settlement conferences or other alternative dispute resolution.

(1) On its own initiative or at the request of any party in interest, the court may at any time order that a contested matter or adversary proceeding be set for settlement conference or other alternative method of dispute resolution.

(2) The court may, by separate order stay the contested matter or adversary proceeding in whole or in part for a specified time or until further order of the court to facilitate the settlement process. If a settlement conference is held, there is no stay or postponement of any calendared matter without prior order of the court.

(b) Notice to court of outcome of settlement conference or other alternative dispute resolution. At the conclusion of any settlement conference or other alternative dispute resolution, the plaintiff or moving party must promptly advise the court in writing when any adversary proceeding or contested matter is settled or when the parties have failed to reach a settlement.

(c) Notice of compromise. Unless the court orders otherwise, when any party gives notice of a motion for the approval of a compromise, that party must either include in the notice a summary of the essential terms of the compromise or serve a copy of the compromise with the notice.