IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 7, 2011
CHRIS VAUGHAN, CHARLEEN SWANEY, AND MARTIN PETERSEN, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC SIMILARLY SITUATED,
HOME DEPOT U.S.A., INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, DEFENDANT.*FN1
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER AND SETTING FURTHER STATUS CONFERENCE
The status (pretrial scheduling) conference scheduled for hearing on November 14, 2011, is vacated since the parties' Joint Status Report filed on October 31, 2011 ("JSR") indicates the following Order should issue.
DISMISSAL OF DOE DEFENDANTS
Since Plaintiff has not justified Doe defendants remaining in this action, Does 1 through 50 are dismissed.
SERVICE, JOINDER OF ADDITIONAL PARTIES, AMENDMENT
Plaintiffs state they "intend to file a consolidated complaint on or before November 15, 2011." (JSR 1:17-18.) Therefore, Plaintiffs have until November 15, 2011, to file a motion seeking leave to file the referenced amendment, after which time no further service, joinder of parties, or amendments to the pleadings is permitted, except with leave of Court for good cause shown. The referenced motion must be noticed for hearing on the Court's earliest available law and motion date.
CLASS CERTIFICATION MOTION
The last hearing date for a motion for class certification is May 14, 2012, commencing at 9:00 a.m.*fn2 The motion shall be briefed as prescribed in Local Rule 230.
FURTHER STATUS CONFERENCE
A further status conference is scheduled for July 23, 2012. A joint status report shall be filed no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the status conference.
IT IS SO ORDERED.