IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 5, 2009
J & J SPORTS PRODUCTIONS, INC., PLAINTIFF,
WARREN OLIVER, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
ORDER RE-SETTING STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) CONFERENCE
In the above-entitled action, plaintiff is proceeding against two individuals and a business entity. Defendants Warren Oliver and Robyn Dyer-Oliver are proceeding pro se. No appearance has been made by defendant N-Zone Sports Lounge. The status (pretrial scheduling) conference originally scheduled for July 10, 2009, was continued to July 17, 2009 due a conflict in the court's schedule. On July 17, 2009, plaintiff and the two individual defendants agreed to an early settlement conference. A settlement conference was held on September 24, 2009, but the case did not settle. By this order, the status conference is re-set.
Pursuant to the provisions of Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. A Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference is set for Friday November 13, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., in Courtroom No. 27, before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd.
2. The parties are required to appear at the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) and may do so either in person or telephonically.*fn1 To arrange telephonic appearance, the party shall contact Pete Buzo, the courtroom deputy of the undersigned magistrate judge, at (916) 930-4128, no later than three days before the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference.
3. Plaintiff shall file and serve a status report on or before Friday October 30, 2009, and defendants shall file and serve a status report on or before Friday November 6, 2009. Each status report shall address all of the following matters:
a. Progress of service of process;
b. Possible joinder of additional parties;
c. Any expected or desired amendment of the pleadings;
d. Jurisdiction and venue;
e. Anticipated motions and the scheduling thereof;
f. Anticipated discovery and the scheduling thereof, including disclosure of expert witnesses;
g. Future proceedings, including the setting of appropriate cut-off dates for discovery and law and motion, and the scheduling of a final pretrial conference and trial;
h. Modification of standard pretrial procedures specified by the rules due to the relative simplicity or complexity of the action;
i. Whether the case is related to any other case, including matters in bankruptcy;
j. Whether the parties intend to consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge; and
k. Any other matters that may aid in the just and expeditious disposition of this action.