04 NCAC 10G .0105          SANCTIONS (effective july 1, 2014)

If a person or party whose attendance at a mediated settlement conference is required by Rule.0104 of this Subchapter fails to attend or cancels, without Commission approval in accordance with Paragraph (f) of Rule .0101 of this Subchapter, a duly ordered mediated settlement conference without good cause, the Commission may impose upon the party any lawful sanction, including holding the party in contempt or requiring the party to pay fines, attorneys' fees, mediator fees and expenses and loss of earning incurred by persons attending the conference.  Any sanctions that are assessed against a party consistent with the Workers' Comp Act, the Tort Claims Act and the Rules in this Subchapter, including mediated settlement conference postponement fees and sanctions for the unauthorized cancellation or failure to appear at the conference, may be assessed against the party depending on whose conduct necessitated the assessment of sanctions.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 97-80(a),(c); 143-296; 143-300; Rule 5 of Rules Implementing Statewide Mediated Settlement Conference in Superior Court Civil Actions;

Eff. January 16, 1996;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1998;

Recodified from 04 NCAC 10A .0616;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2014; June 1, 2000.