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Order appointing special master in Capitol v. Thomas-Rasset

Order appointing special master in Capitol v. Thomas-Rasset

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Case 0:06-cv-01497-MJD-RLE Document 375

Filed 06/18/10 Page 1 of 1

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA

Capitol Records, Inc. et al., a Delaware Corporation Plaintiffs, v. Jammie Thomas-Rasset, formerly known as Jammie Thomas Defendant.

Civil File No.06-cv-1497

ORDER

A court may appoint a special master pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 53 if circumstances warrant. The Court, believing the issues in this action are of a complicated nature, finds that it is appropriate to appoint a special master for settlement purposes in this matter. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that: Jonathan Lebedoff is appointed special master pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 53 in this matter, Civil No.06-cv-1497, Capitol Records, et al. v. Jammie Thomas-Rasset. a. The special mater is empowered to call such meetings of the parties as deemed

necessary to promote meaningful settlement discussions. b. Parties shall contact Jonathan Lebedoff as soon as possible. The settlement proceedings shall take place prior to July 16, 2010. Jonathan Lebedoff, Private Mediator 4900 IDS Center 80 South 8th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: 612-338-0505, Fax 612-338-0101 Website: www.jlebedoff.com c. The special master shall be compensated at the rate of $400.00 per hour.

Compensation of the special master shall be apportioned as follows: The fees incurred for the settlement proceedings shall be paid by Plaintiff. Dated: June 18, 2010 s/Michael J. Davis Michael J. Davis Chief Judge United States District Court

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