The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING)
The status (pretrial scheduling) conference scheduled for November 15, 2010, is vacated since the parties' Joint Status Report filed on October 29, 2010 ("JSR") indicates that the following Order should issue.
Plaintiffs indicate in the JSR that they "will need to take several depositions to identify 'Doe' defendants in this case, which Plaintiffs anticipate can be completed by April 15, 2011." (ECF No. 16, 10:18-20.)
Plaintiff has until April 15, 2011, to file a motion in which leave is sought under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a) that would authorize Plaintiff to add a party or parties to this action. The motion must be noticed for hearing on the Court's earliest available law and motion date. If leave is not sought as stated, Does 1 through 10 will be automatically dismissed from this action.
ADDED DEFENDANT'S OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK AMENDMENT OF THIS ORDER
If Plaintiffs substitute a named defendant in place of a Doe defendant, a copy of this Order shall be served on that defendant concurrently with the service of process.
That defendant has 30 days after said service within which to file a "Notice of Proposed Modification of Status Order." Although a newly-joined party's proposed modification filed within this thirty day period will not have to meet the good cause standard, no further amendments will be permitted, except with leave of Court for good cause shown.
SERVICE, JOINDER OF ADDITIONAL PARTIES, AMENDMENT No further service, joinder of parties or amendments to pleadings is permitted, except with leave of Court for good cause shown.
All discovery shall be completed by August 24, 2011. In this context, "completed" means that all discovery shall have been conducted so that all depositions have been taken and any disputes relative to discovery shall have been resolved by appropriate orders, if necessary, and, where discovery has been ordered, the order has been complied with or, alternatively, the time allowed for such compliance shall have expired.
Each party shall comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2)(c)(i)'s initial expert witness disclosure requirements on or before March 14, 2011, and any contradictory and/or rebuttal expert disclosure ...