Plaintiff is proceeding pro se in this action, which was referred to the undersigned pursuant to E.D. Cal. L.R. ("Local Rule") 72-302(c)(21). On November 24, 2008, the undersigned vacated the status conference in this action, which was scheduled for December 3, 2008, and ordered plaintiff to show cause why the action should not be dismissed, because plaintiff had not yet completed service of process on defendants. Dckt. 12. Plaintiff filed a timely response to the order to show cause, and requested additional time to serve defendants. Dckt. 13. The court granted plaintiff the requested extension, and plaintiff served several of the defendants. Dckt. 14, 16, 17. Shortly thereafter, the served defendants moved to stay the action. Dckt. 18. However, on August 11, 2009, those defendants withdrew their motion to stay and filed an answer to plaintiff's complaint. Dckt. 33, 35.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. A Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference is set for October 7, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom No. 25 before the undersigned.
2. Not later than fourteen (14) days prior to the Status Conference, the parties shall file status reports*fn1 briefly describing the case and addressing the following:
a. Progress in service of process;
b. Possible joinder of additional parties;
c. Expected or desired amendment of pleadings;
d. Jurisdiction and venue;
e. Anticipated motions and their scheduling;
f. The report required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 outlining the proposed discovery plan and its scheduling, including disclosure of expert witnesses;
g. Cut-off dates for discovery and law and motion, and dates for pretrial conference and trial;
h. Special procedures, if any;
j. Modifications of standard pretrial procedures due to the simplicity or ...