The opinion of the court was delivered by: Maxine M. Chesney United States District Judge
PRETRIAL PREPARATION ORDER
It is hereby ORDERED pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of this Court:
JURY TRIAL DATE: Monday, May 18, 2009 at 9:00 a.m., Courtroom 7, 19th floor.
TRIAL LENGTH is estimated to be 6 to 8 days.
DISCOVERY PLAN: Per Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rules, subject to any provisions below.
NON-EXPERT DISCOVERY CUTOFF December 5, 2008.
Plaintiff/Defendant: No later than December 26, 2008.
Plaintiff/Defendant: Rebuttal no later than January 9, 2009.
Parties shall conform to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2).
EXPERT DISCOVERY CUTOFF January 30, 2009.
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 February 13, 2009 , and shall be noticed for hearing 35 days thereafter.
SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE shall be held before Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen and scheduled to take place no later than 30 days prior to the Pretrial Conference.
PRETRIAL CONFERENCE DATE: May 5, 2009 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 March 30, 2009.
FURTHER STATUS CONFERENCE: Friday, March 6, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
FURTHER STATUS CONFERENCE STATEMENT DUE: Friday, February 27, 2009 ADDITIONAL ORDERS:
Discovery plan pursuant to joint statement filed on May 30, 2008.
Parties agree that request for additional documents anytime after June 20, 2008.
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 ...