UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 28, 2009
NEW HAVEN FINANCIAL, INC., ET AL
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Margaret M. Morrow
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Proceedings: IN CHAMBERS - COURT
ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE
Counsel are hereby notified that a Scheduling Conference has been set for March 16, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Margaret M. Morrow in Courtroom 780, Roybal Federal Building, 255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles.
Counsel are directed to comply with Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in a timely fashion and to file a Joint Rule 26(f) Report on or before March 09, 2009. The parties' report shall, in addition to addressing the matters specified in Rule 26(f), set forth their views regarding (1) an appropriate last date for the completion of discovery and the hearing of motions, a date for a final pretrial conference and a trial date; (2) whether discovery should be conducted in phases or otherwise ordered or limited; (3) a preliminary estimate of the time required for trial; (4) efforts made to settle or resolve the case to date, and the parties' views as to an appropriate plan for maximizing settlement prospects; (5) whether the case is complex or requires reference to the procedures set forth in the Manual on Complex Litigation; (6) the likelihood of the appearance of additional parties; (7) what motions the parties are likely to make that may be dispositive or partially dispositive; (8) any unusual legal issues presented by the case; and (9) proposals regarding severance, bifurcation or other ordering of proof. The Court requests that a conformed courtesy copy of the report be delivered to chambers in the Roybal Building on the day it is filed.
This case is part of the ADR Pilot Program. Counsel of record must confer and jointly complete ADR Pilot Program Questionnaire, which was provided to plaintiff's counsel at the time of filing. Counsel is directed to file the Questionnaire concurrently with the Joint Rule 26(f) Report.
Plaintiff's counsel is directed to give notice of the scheduling conference to all parties that have appeared in this action, and is directed to give notice of the scheduling conference immediately to each party that makes an initial appearance in the action after this date.
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