The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Nita L. Stormes U.S. Magistrate Judge United States District Court
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO CONTINUE MANDATORY SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE AND FIRST AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER [Docket No. 52.]
Defendants have filed a motion to continue the Mandatory Settlement Conference set in the Court's May 21, 2009 scheduling order. [Docket No. 20.] Due to a change in counsel, among other things, Defendants require more time to discuss and prepare for settlement. Good cause appearing, the Court issues the following orders:
1. The telephonic Mandatory Settlement Conference is continued to June 17, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the chambers of Magistrate Judge Nita L. Stormes. Defendants' counsel is responsible for coordinating Plaintiff's telephonic appearance. Counsel or any party representing himself or herself shall submit confidential settlement briefs directly to chambers no later than June 10, 2010 . All parties are ordered to read and to fully comply with the attached SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE PROCEDURES.
2. The parties must comply with the pretrial disclosure requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3) no later than June 25, 2010 . The parties should consult Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3) for the substance of the required disclosures.
3. No Memoranda of Contentions of Fact and Law are to be filed unless so ordered by the Court.
4. Counsel shall meet and confer on or before July 2, 2010 . At this meeting, counsel shall discuss and attempt to enter into stipulations and agreements resulting in simplification of the triable issues. Counsel shall exchange copies and/or display all exhibits other than those to be used for impeachment, lists of witnesses and their addresses including experts who will be called to testify, and written contentions of applicable facts and law. Counsel shall cooperate in the preparation of the proposed final pretrial conference order.
5. The proposed final pretrial conference order, including written objections, if any, to any party's Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3) pretrial disclosures, shall be prepared, served, and submitted to the Clerk's Office on or before July 16, 2010 . Any objections shall comply with the requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3). Please be advised that the failure to file written objections to a party's pretrial disclosures may result in the waiver of such objections, with the exception of those made pursuant to Rules 402 (relevance) and 403 (prejudice, confusion or waste of time) of the Federal Rules of Evidence.
6. The final pretrial conference is scheduled on the calendar of the Honorable Dana M. Sabraw on July 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m . The trial is scheduled to commence on August 23, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
7. The dates and times set forth herein will not be modified except for good cause shown.
8. Plaintiff's counsel shall serve a copy of this order on all parties that enter this case hereafter.
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