The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jan M. Adler U.S. Magistrate Judge
CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER REGULATING DISCOVERY AND OTHER PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS
Pursuant to Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a telephonic Case Management Conference was held on November 2, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. After consulting with the attorneys of record for the parties and being advised of the status of the case, and good cause appearing,
1. A telephonic Case Management Conference shall be held before Magistrate Judge Adler on March 3, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. Counsel for each party shall appear telephonically at this conference. Counsel for Plaintiffs shall make all arrangements for the conference call, and shall provide the Court and all other participating counsel with the call-in telephone number and any participant codes or passwords by no later than February 27,.
2. All discovery, other than expert discovery, shall be completed by all parties on or before July 25, 2008. "Completed" means that all discovery under Rules 30 through 36 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure must be initiated a sufficient period of time in advance of the cutoff date, so that it may be completed by the cutoff date, taking into account the times for service, notice, and response as set forth in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. All disputes concerning discovery shall be brought to the attention of Magistrate Judge Adler no later than thirty (30) days following the date upon which the event giving rise to the dispute occurred. For oral discovery, the event giving rise to the discovery dispute is the completion of the transcript of the affected portion of the deposition. For written discovery, the event giving rise to the discovery dispute is the service of the response. Counsel are required to meet and confer prior to contacting the Court regarding all discovery disputes pursuant to the requirements of Local Rules 16.5(k) and 26.1(a).
3. Plaintiffs' expert disclosures required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) shall be served on all parties on or before August 22, 2008. Defendants' expert disclosures required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) shall be served on all parties on or before September 23, 2008. Any contradictory or rebuttal information shall be disclosed on or before October 23, 2008. In addition, Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(e)(1) imposes a duty on the parties to supplement the expert disclosures made pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B) by the time that pretrial disclosures are due under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3) (discussed below). This disclosure requirement applies to all persons retained or specially employed to provide expert testimony, or whose duties as an employee of the party regularly involve the giving of expert testimony.
Please be advised that failure to comply with this section or any other discovery order of the Court may result in the sanctions provided for in Fed. R. Civ. P. 37, including a prohibition on the introduction of experts or other designated matters in evidence.
4. All expert discovery shall be completed by all parties on or before December 5, 2008.
5. All motions, other than motions to amend or join parties, or motions in limine, shall be filed on or before December 19, 2008.*fn1 Motions will not be heard or calendared unless counsel for the moving party has obtained a motion hearing date from the law clerk of the judge who will hear the motion. Be advised that the period of time between the date you request a motion date and the hearing date may be up to sixty (60) days. Please plan accordingly. Failure of counsel to timely request a motion date may result in the motion not being heard.
Briefs or memoranda in support of or in opposition to any pending motion shall not exceed twenty-five (25) pages in length without leave of the judge who will hear the motion. No reply memorandum shall exceed ten (10) pages without such leave of court.
6. A Mandatory Settlement Conference shall be conducted on February 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the chambers of Magistrate Judge Adler. Counsel shall submit settlement statements directly to Magistrate Judge Adler's chambers no later than February 2, . The parties may either submit confidential settlement statements or may exchange their settlement statements. Each party's settlement statement shall set forth the party's statement of the case, identify controlling legal issues, concisely set out issues of liability and damages, and shall set forth the party's settlement position, including the last offer or demand made by that party, and a separate ...