The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
The parties-and especially defendants, who are proceeding without counsel in this case-are advised to closely read this order.*fn1
On June 30, 2011, the court: (1) granted defendants' motions to set aside the entry of default in this action; (2) set aside the clerk's entry of default; and (3) denied plaintiff's motion for default judgment. (Order, June 30, 2011, at 2, Dkt. No. 49.) In order for this case to proceed, the undersigned orders defendants to file answers to plaintiff's complaint, and also sets a status (pretrial scheduling) conference in this case.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. On or before July 29, 2011, each defendant shall file an answer to plaintiff's complaint, consistent with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 8(b)-(c) and 12(a).
2. Within 30 days after the defendants answer, the parties shall meet and confer in person about the mandatory disclosures required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26.
3. A Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference shall be held on September 29, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom No. 25. All parties shall appear by counsel or in person if acting without counsel.
4. Not later than 14 days prior to the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference, the parties shall file status reports*fn2 briefly describing the case and addressing the following:
b. Possible joinder of additional parties;
c. Any expected or desired amendment of the pleadings;
d. Jurisdiction and venue;
e. Anticipated motions and their scheduling;
f. The report required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 outlining the proposed discovery plan and its scheduling, ...