The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
SCHEDULING ORDER (Fed.R.Civ.P 16)
Discovery Deadlines: Initial Disclosures: November 22, 2010 Non Expert: November 8, 2011 Expert: January 9, 2011 Non-Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filing: March 26, 2012 Hearing: April 20, 2012 Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filing: March 26, 2012 Hearing: May 9, 2012 Pre-Trial Conference: June 26, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Courtroom 4 Trial: August 6, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Courtroom 4 JT 5 to 7 days
I. Date of Scheduling Conference
III. Discovery Plan and Cut-Off Date
The parties are ordered to exchange the initial disclosures required by Fed .R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1) on or before November 22, 2010.
The parties are ordered to complete all discovery pertaining to non-experts on or before November 8, 2011 and all discovery pertaining to experts on or before January 9, 2011.
The parties are directed to disclose all expert witnesses, in writing, on or before October 8, 2011, and to disclose all supplemental experts on or before October 22, 2010. The written designation of experts shall be made pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 26(a)(2), (A) and (B) and shall include all information required thereunder. Failure to designate experts in compliance with this order may result in the Court excluding the testimony or other evidence offered through such experts that are not disclosed pursuant to this order.
The provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(4) and (5) shall apply to all discovery relating to experts and their opinions. Experts must be fully prepared to be examined on all subjects and opinions included in the designation. Failure to comply will result in the imposition of sanctions, which may include striking the expert designation and preclusion of expert testimony.
The provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(e) regarding a party's duty to timely supplement disclosures and responses to discovery requests will be strictly enforced.
IV. Pre-Trial Motion Schedule
All Non-Dispositive Pre-Trial Motions, including any discovery motions, shall be filed no later than March 26, 2012 and heard on or before April 20, 2012. Non-dispositive motions are heard on Fridays at 9:00 a.m., before the Honorable Dennis L. Beck, United States Magistrate Judge in Courtroom 9. Counsel must comply with Local Rule 251 with respect to discovery disputes or the motion will be denied without prejudice and dropped from calendar.
In scheduling such motions, the Magistrate Judge may grant applications for an order shortening time pursuant to Local Rule 144(e). However, if counsel does not obtain an order shortening time, the notice of motion must comply with Local Rule 251.
Counsel may appear and argue non-dispositive motions by telephone, providing a written request to so appear is made to the Magistrate Judge's Courtroom Clerk no later than five (5) court days before the noticed hearing date. In the event that more than one attorney requests to appear by telephone then it shall be the ...