IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 2, 2011
MARVIN GLENN HOLLIS, PLAINTIFF,
PHILLIP SLOAN, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
AMENDED DISCOVERY AND
Defendants move to reopen discovery and to extend the deadline for
filing dispositive motions, following this court's order denying
defendants' motion to declare plaintiff a vexatious litigant. Although
the time has not yet expired for plaintiff to file an opposition to
defendants' motion, plaintiff separately requests that the court set a
mediation or settlement conference. Pursuant to the court's discretion
to manage its own docket, and for good cause shown,*fn1
Fed. R. Civ. P. 1, 16(b)(4), the court denies without
prejudice plaintiff's request, and
modifies the scheduling order filed October 18, 2010 (Dkt. No. 56), as
set forth below.
For good cause shown, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's motion (Dkt. No. 66) to set a mediation or settlement conference is denied without prejudice; the request may be renewed after the court's decision on any dispositive motion or, if no dispositive motion is filed, the deadline for filing such motion.
2. Defendants' motion (Dkt. No. 65) to extend deadlines is granted; subject to the requirements set forth in the court's original Discovery and Scheduling Order filed October 18, 2010 (Dkt. No. 56), the parties shall abide by the following amended deadlines:
a. The parties may conduct discovery until Friday, March 2, 2012. Any motions necessary to compel discovery shall be filed by that date.
b. All pretrial motions, except motions to compel discovery, shall be filed on or before Friday, May 4, 2012.
3. The Clerk of Court is directed to send plaintiff, together with service of this order, a copy of the court's original Discovery and Scheduling Order filed October 18, 2010 (Dkt. No. 56).