The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
SCHEDULING ORDER (Fed. R. Civ. P. 16) Discovery Deadlines: Initial Disclosures: January 15, 2009 Non Expert: November 9, 2009 Non-Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filing: October 21, 2009 Hearing: November 20, 2009 Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filing: August 25, 2009 Hearing: September 25, 2009 Settlement Conference: May 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Courtroom 7 Pre-Trial Conference: October 30, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Courtroom 9 Trial: December 8, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
Date of Scheduling Conference December 9, 2008.
I. Consent to the Magistrate Judge
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(c) the parties have all consented to conduct of any and all further proceedings in this case, including trial, before the Honorable Dennis L. Beck, U.S. Magistrate Judge. If one is not already on file, they shall file a written stipulation and consent within 15 days of this order.
II. Discovery Plan and Cut-Off Date
The parties are ordered to exchange the initial disclosures required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1) on or before January 15, 2009.
The parties are ordered to complete all discovery on or before November 9, 2009. The parties are directed to disclose all expert witnesses, in writing, on or before September 8, 2009 . The written designation of experts shall be made pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 26(a)(2), (A) and (B) and shall include all information required thereunder. Failure to designate experts in compliance with this order may result in the Court excluding the testimony or other evidence offered through such experts that are not disclosed pursuant to this order.
III. Pre-Trial Motion Schedule
All Non-Dispositive Pre-Trial Motions, including any discovery motions, shall be filed no later than October 21, 2009 and heard on or before November 20, 2009. Non-dispositive motions are heard on Fridays at 9:00 a.m., before the Honorable Dennis L. Beck, United States Magistrate Judge in Courtroom 9. Counsel must comply with Local Rule 37-251 with respect to discovery disputes or the motion will be denied without prejudice and dropped from calendar.
In scheduling such motions, the Magistrate Judge may grant applications for an order shortening time pursuant to Local Rule 6-142(d). However, if counsel does not obtain an order shortening time, the notice of motion must comply with Local Rule 37-251.
Counsel may appear and argue non-dispositive motions by telephone, providing a written request to so appear is made to the Magistrate Judge's Courtroom Clerk no later than five (5) court days before the noticed hearing date. In the event that more than one attorney requests to appear by telephone then it shall be the obligation of the moving part(ies) to arrange and originate a conference call to the court.
All Dispositive Pre-Trial Motions shall be filed no later than August 25, 2009 and heard no later than September 25, 2009, in Courtroom 9 before the Honorable Dennis L. Beck, United States Magistrate Judge. In scheduling such motions, counsel shall comply with Local Rules 78-230 and 56-260.
Motions for Summary Judgment or Summary Adjudication
Prior to filing a motion for summary judgment or motion for summary adjudication the parties are ORDERED to meet, in person or by telephone, and confer to ...