The opinion of the court was delivered by: Maxine M. Chesney United States District Judge
It is hereby ORDERED pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of this Court:
JURY TRIAL DATE: Monday, October 27, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., Courtroom 7, 19th floor.
TRIAL LENGTH is estimated to be 5 to 10 days.
DISCOVERY PLAN: Per Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rules, subject to any provisions below.
NON-EXPERT DISCOVERY CUTOFF May 16, 2008 .
Plaintiff/Defendant: No later than June 6, 2008 . Plaintiff/Defendant: Rebuttal no later than June 20, 2008.
Parties shall conform to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2).
DISCOVERY MATTERS are referred to a Magistrate Judge and are to be noticed for hearing before the assigned Magistrate Judge.
DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS shall be filed no later than July 25, 2008 , and shall be noticed for hearing 35 days thereafter.
SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE shall be held before Magistrate Judge Maria Elena James and scheduled to take place no later than 30 days prior to the Pretrial Conference.
PRETRIAL CONFERENCE DATE: October 14, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.
COUNSEL WHO INTEND TO TRY THE CASE MUST ATTEND THE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. Counsel shall be prepared to discuss all aspects of the case, including settlement. Pretrial shall conform to the attached instructions.
MEET AND CONFER (Civil L.R. 16-10(b)(5): Lead trial counsel shall meet and confer no later than September 8, 2008.
FURTHER STATUS CONFERENCE: Friday, July 11, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
FURTHER STATUS CONFERENCE STATEMENT DUE: Friday, July 3, 2008.
ADDITIONAL ORDERS: Court orders ADR phone conference vacated.
PLAINTIFF IS ORDERED TO SERVE A COPY OF THIS ORDER ON ANY PARTY SUBSEQUENTLY JOINED IN THIS ACTION.
Counsel SHALL meet and confer in good faith in advance of complying with the following pretrial requirements for the purpose of preparing for the Pretrial Conference and to discuss settlement.
A. TEN COURT DAYS PRIOR TO PRETRIAL CONFERENCE
The following shall be accomplished not later than ten Court days prior to the scheduled Pretrial Conference:
The parties shall file a joint pretrial statement which shall set forth:
(1) The substance of the action;
(2) The relief claimed, including the particular elements of the damages claimed;
(3) The factual issues remaining, as well as any stipulations of fact;
(4) The legal issues, including a concise statement of each disputed point of law concerning liability or relief and citing ...