STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER
After reviewing the parties' Joint Status Report, the court hereby vacates the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference scheduled for March 8, 2010.
The named defendant has been served and no further service is permitted without leave of court, good cause having been shown under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b).
II. JOINDER OF PARTIES/AMENDMENTS
No further joinder of parties or amendments to pleadings will be permitted except with leave of court, good cause having been shown under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b). See Johnson v. Mammoth Recreations, Inc., 975 F.2d 604 (9th Cir. 1992).
Jurisdiction is predicated upon federal question jurisdiction, 28 U.S.C. § 1331, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. § 1132. Venue is undisputed and is hereby found to be proper.
The parties shall serve the initial disclosures required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 (a)(1) by April 5, 2010.
The parties shall disclose any experts and produce reports in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) by no later than July 20, 2010.
All discovery, including depositions for preservation of testimony, is left open, save and except that it shall be so conducted as to be completed by September 20, 2010. The word "completed" means that all discovery shall have been conducted so that all depositions have been taken and any disputes relevant to discovery shall have been resolved by appropriate order if necessary and, where discovery has been ordered, the order has been obeyed. All motions to compel discovery must be noticed on the magistrate judge's calendar in accordance with the local rules of this court and so that such motions may be heard (and any resulting orders obeyed) not later than September 20, 2010.
V. MOTION HEARING SCHEDULE
All motions, except the parties' anticipated cross-motions for judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 52, motions for continuances, temporary restraining orders, or other emergency applications, shall be filed on or before October 4, 2010. All motions shall be noticed for the next available hearing date. Counsel are cautioned to refer to the local rules regarding the requirements ...