The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
CONSOLIDATION AND PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER
After reviewing the parties' Joint Status Report, the Court makes the following Orders.
1. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 42, the actions denominated as Martha Arroyo, et al. v. United States of America, No. 2:10-cv-01282-MCE-KJM and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. United States of America, No. 2:10-cv-01600-MCE-KJM are consolidated;
2. Case No. 2:10-cv-01282-MCE-KJM is designated as the "master file";
3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to administratively close case No. 2:10-cv-01600-MCE-KJM; and
4. The parties are directed to file all future pleadings, motions and other filings ONLY in case No. 2:10-cv-01282-MCE-KJM.
PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER
All named Defendants have been served and no further service is permitted without leave of court, good cause having been shown.
II. ADDITIONAL PARTIES/AMENDMENTS/PLEADINGS No joinder of parties or amendments to pleadings is permitted without leave of court, good cause having been shown.
Jurisdiction is predicated upon 28 U.S.C. section 1346 et seq. Jurisdiction and venue are not contested.
All discovery, with the exception of expert discovery, shall be completed by November 4, 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 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.
V. DISCLOSURE OF EXPERT WITNESSES
All counsel are to designate in writing, file with the Court, and serve upon all other parties the name, address, and area of expertise of each expert that they propose to tender at trial not later than January 4, 2012.*fn1 The designation shall be accompanied by a written report prepared and signed by the witness. The report shall comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B).
Within twenty (20) days after the designation of expert witnesses, any party may designate a supplemental list of expert witnesses who will express an opinion on a subject covered by an expert designated by an adverse party.
The right to designate a supplemental expert for rebuttal purposes only shall apply to a party who has not previously disclosed an expert witness on the date set for expert ...