Retired District Court Judge Opines
"I have followed this for months now and can no longer hold my peace. In my court, I always demanded that both parties to a civil action make a good faith attempt to resolve the issue outside of court. That did a far better and fairer job of unclogging my jurisdiction than depending upon summary judgement.
"I am astounded that the judge in your case has not done that. It's not an error to form the basis for an appeal, but perhaps it should be."