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Voung v. United States Department of Agriculture

December 16, 2008

THANH VOUNG, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
v.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEFENDANT.



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: May 29, 2009 Expert: August 7, 2009 Non-Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filing: August 12, 2009 Hearing: September 4, 2009 Pre-Trial Conference: September 18, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. Courtroom 2 Trial: November 17, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Scheduling Conference November 25, 2008.

I. 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 pertaining to non-experts on or before May 29, 2009 and all discovery pertaining to experts on or before August 7, 2009.

The parties are directed to disclose all expert witnesses, in writing, on or before June 19, 2009, and to disclose all supplemental experts on or before July 7, 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.

The provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(4) and (5) shall apply to all discovery relating to experts and their opinions. Experts must be fully prepared to be examined on all subjects and opinions included in the designation. Failure to comply will result in the imposition of sanctions, which may include striking the expert designation and preclusion of expert testimony.

II. Pre-Trial Motion Schedule

All Non-Dispositive Pre-Trial Motions, including any discovery motions, shall be filed no later than August 12, 2009 and heard on or before September 4, 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.

III. Pre-Trial Conference Date

September 18, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 2 before Judge Ishii.

The parties are ordered to file a Joint Pretrial Statement pursuant to Local Rule 16-281(a)(2). The parties are further directed to submit a digital copy of their pretrial statement in Word Perfect X3*fn1 format, directly to ...


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