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: May 15, 2009 Non Expert: September 30, 2009 Expert: December 4, 2009 Non-Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filing: January 12, 2010 Hearing: February 5, 2010 Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filing: January 12, 2010 Hearing: February 12, 2010 Pre-Trial Conference: March 19, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Courtroom 9 Trial: May 11, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
I. Date of Scheduling Conference
III. 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.
IV. 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 May 15, 2009.
The parties are ordered to complete all discovery pertaining to non-experts on or before September 30, 2009 and all discovery pertaining to experts on or before December 4, 2009.
The parties are directed to disclose all expert witnesses, in writing, on or before October 6, 2009, and to disclose all supplemental experts on or before November 6, 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.
V. Pre-Trial Motion Schedule
All Non-Dispositive Pre-Trial Motions, including any discovery motions, shall be filed no later than January 12, 2010 and heard on or before February 5, 2010. 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 ...