The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sandra M. Snyder United States Magistrate Judge
DISCOVERY AND SCHEDULING ORDER ORDER EXTENDING DISPOSITIVE MOTION DEADLINE TO ALL PARTIES Unenumerated Rule 12(b) Motion Deadline - 05/29/2009 Deadline to Amend Pleadings - 06/29/2009 Discovery Cut-Off Date - 07/29/2009 Dispositive Motion Deadline - 09/29/2009
Defendant Lawhorn has answered the second amended complaint filed on July 5, 2008. Pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 1, 16, and 26-36, discovery shall proceed as follows:
1. Discovery requests shall be served by the parties pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5 and Local Rule 5-135, and shall only be filed when required by Local Rules 33-250(c), 34-250(c), and 36-250(c);
2. Responses to written discovery requests shall be due forty-five (45) days after the request is first served;
3. To ensure that the responding party has forty-five (45) days after the request is first served to respond, discovery requests must be served at least forty-five (45) days before the discovery deadline;
4. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(a), defendant may depose plaintiff and any other witness confined in a prison upon condition that, at least fourteen (14) days before such a deposition, defendant serves all parties with the notice required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(1); and
5. If disputes arise about the parties' obligations to respond to requests for discovery, the parties shall comply with all pertinent rules including Rules 5, 7, 11, 26, and 37 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules 11-110, 7-130, 7-131, 5-133, 5-135, 6-136, 43-142, and 78-230(m) of the Local Rules of Practice for the United States District Court, Eastern District of California. Unless otherwise ordered, Local Rule 37-251 shall not apply, and the requirement set forth in Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26 and 37 that a party seeking relief from the court certify that he or she has in good faith conferred or attempted to confer with the other party or person in an effort to resolve the dispute prior to seeking court action shall not apply. Voluntary compliance with this provision of Rules 26 and 37 is encouraged, however. A discovery motion that does not comply with all applicable rules will be stricken and may result in imposition of sanctions.
Further: 6. Plaintiff and Defendant Lawhorn are advised that the deadline for filing motions to dismiss for failure to exhaust the administrative remedies pursuant to the unenumerated portion of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b) shall be May 29, 2009;
7. Plaintiff and Defendant Lawhorn are advised that the deadline for amending the pleadings shall be June 29, 2009;
8. Plaintiff and Defendant Lawhorn are advised that the deadline for the completion of all discovery, including filing motions to compel, shall be July 29, 2009;
9. Plaintiff and Defendants Lawhorn, Escobara, Pennywell, McGrew, and Vo are advised that the deadline for filing pretrial dispositive motions shall be September 29, 2009;*fn1*fn2
10. A request for an extension of a deadline set in this order must be filed on or before the expiration of the deadline in question; and
11. Extensions of time will only be granted on a ...