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Case 1:07-cv-00676-MBH Document 4-2 Filed 09/19/2007 Page 1 of 1

In the United States Court of Federal Claims

No. 07-676 T

Filed: September 19, 2007

ESTATE OF RANKIN M. SMITH, SR.,
SUNTRUST BANK, TAYLOR W. SMITH,
and RANKIN M. SMITH, JR., Co-Executors

v.

THE UNITED STATES

NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT TO:

Judge Marian Blank Horn

Pursuant to Rule 40.1, this case has been assigned to the above Judge for the conduct of
proceedings pursuant to the rules of this court. Careful consideration and observance by counsel
of the rules of the court and the orders of the judge applicable to the various steps required for the
prosecution of the case will enable the judge and the clerk of court to assist counsel in the
expeditious disposition of the case with a minimum of time and expense. Counsels’ attention is
called to Appendix A of the Rules of the United States Court of Federal Claims, which govern
proceedings before trial, and has application in every case unless an order is entered providing
otherwise. As to the duplication, form and size requirements and number of copies of papers to
be filed, see Rule 5.3. As to service, see Rule 5.1.

Also, counsels’ attention is called to Appendix H that implements three methods of
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Settlement Judges, Mini-Trials, and Third-Party Neutrals. The
methods are both voluntary (i.e. both parties must agree to use the procedures) and flexible, and
should be employed early in the litigation process.

The United States is requested to promptly file written notification of the name, address and
telephone number of assigned counsel in accordance with Rule 83.1(c)(3) and (5).

Pursuant to Rule 5.3(g): “In pleadings and papers other than the complaint, the name of the
judge assigned to the case shall be included under the docket number.”