The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER SETTING STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) CONFERENCE
On November 9, 2011, this matter was reassigned and referred to the undersigned for all proceedings that fall within the jurisdiction of the magistrate judge pursuant to Eastern District of California Local Rule 302(c)(21). (See Order, Nov. 9, 2011, Dkt. No. 10.) In reassigning this matter, the district judge assigned to this matter vacated a then-scheduled status conference. (Id. at 1.) The undersigned orders that a status (pretrial scheduling) conference be held so that the court may enter a scheduling order in this action.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. A Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference shall be held on December 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom No. 25.
2. Not later than 14 days prior to the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference, the parties shall file a joint status report briefly describing the case and addressing the following:*fn1
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, including disclosure of expert witnesses;
g. Future proceedings, including setting appropriate cut-off dates for discovery and law and motion, and the scheduling of a pretrial conference and trial;
h. Special procedures, ...