UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 14, 2007
MANTIC ASHANTI'S CAUSE, ET AL., PLAINTIFF,
GARY M. SAUTER, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. William McCurine, Jr. U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court
ORDER FOLLOWING EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION CONFERENCE, SETTING RULE 26 COMPLIANCE AND NOTICE OF ORDER FOLLOWING EARLY CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
On November 13, 2007, the Court convened a telephonic Status Conference in the above entitled action. Appearing for Plaintiff was David Wakefield. Appearing for Defendant was David Peters.
The Court discussed compliance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 and based thereon, issues the following orders:
1. The Rule 26(f) conference shall be completed before December 5, 2007;
2. A discovery plan shall be lodged with Magistrate Judge McCurine, Jr. on or before December 17, 2007. Regarding each witness, the discovery plan will include the name, most current address, most current phone number, and a brief description of the subject matter of his/her testimony. The discovery plan will also include the anticipated dates for the completion of both non-expert discovery and expert discovery; and,
3. The date of initial disclosure pursuant to Rule 26(a)(1)(A-D) shall occur before December 21, 2007;
4. Counsel and parties with full settlement authority are ordered to appear on January 4, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. in the chambers of United States Magistrate Judge William McCurine, Jr., 940 Front Street, Courtroom C, San Diego, California, 92101, for a Case Management Conference pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b). Full authority to settle means that the individual present at the settlement conference has the unfettered discretion and authority to: 1) fully explore settlement options and to agree at that time to any settlement options; 2) agree at that time to any settlement terms acceptable to the parties; 3) change the settlement position of a party; and 4) negotiate monetary awards without being restricted to a specific sum certain.
Failure of any counsel or party to comply with this Order will result in the imposition of sanctions.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
HONORABLE BARRY T. MOSKOWITZ, U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE ALL PARTIES AND COUNSEL OF RECORD
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