The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER CONTINUING STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) CONFERENCE
The status (pretrial scheduling) conference scheduled for September 15, 2008, is vacated since the parties' Joint Status Report ("JSR") indicates that the following Order should issue.*fn1
The JSR states "Plaintiff expects to discover the identities of any Doe defendants by November 1, 2008." (JSR at 2) Therefore, Plaintiff has until November 1, 2008, to file a motion in which leave is sought to join a defendant. The motion must be noticed for hearing on the Court's earliest available law and motion date. If leave is not sought as stated, the Doe Defendants shall be dismissed.
ADDED DEFENDANT'S OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK AMENDMENT OF THIS ORDER
If Plaintiffs substitute a named defendant in place of a Doe defendant, a copy of this Order shall be served on that defendant concurrently with the service of process.
That defendant has 30 days after said service within which to file a "Notice of Proposed Modification of Status Order." Although a newly-joined party's proposed modification filed within this thirty day period will not have to meet the good cause standard, no further amendments will be permitted except with leave of Court, good cause having been shown.
SERVICE, JOINDER OF ADDITIONAL PARTIES, AMENDMENT
No further service, joinder of parties or amendments to pleadings is permitted, except with leave of Court, good cause having been shown.
All discovery shall be completed by April 7, 2010. In this context, "completed" means that all discovery shall have been conducted so that all depositions have been taken and any disputes relative to discovery shall have been resolved by appropriate orders, if necessary, and, where discovery has been ordered, the order has been complied with or, alternatively, the time allowed for such compliance shall have expired.*fn2
Each party shall comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2)'s initial expert witness disclosure and report requirements on or before November 6, 2009, and with any rebuttal expert disclosure authorized under the Rule on or before December 7, 2009.
The last hearing date for motions shall be June 7, 2010, ...