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Karin Knighton v. Cigna Group Insurance

July 28, 2011

KARIN KNIGHTON,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
CIGNA GROUP INSURANCE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge

PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER

After reviewing the parties' Joint Status Report, the Court makes the following Pretrial Scheduling Order.

I. SERVICE OF PROCESS

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.

III. JURISDICTION/VENUE

Jurisdiction is predicated upon 28 U.S.C. section 1337 and 29 U.S.C. section 1132(e). Jurisdiction and venue are not contested.

IV. DISCOVERY

This case is governed by ERISA, therefore, all evidence for trial will be limited to the administrative record. The Court will allow a limited period of additional discovery in order to assess whether a conflict of interest affected the decision-making process.

All discovery shall be completed by November 1, 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. ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD

Defendants shall provide Plaintiff a copy of the entire administrative record within 60 days of the date of this Pretrial Scheduling Order. The filing of the written administrative ...


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