The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barbara A. McAuliffe United States Magistrate Judge
Initial Disclosures: Completed.
Discovery Cutoff: April 30, 2012
Record: May 30, 2012
Briefs: June 29, 2012
Court Trial: July 18, 2012
of Fact and Law: June 12, 2012
(2 Hours) Time: 8:30 a.m.
This Court conducted a scheduling conference on November 29, 2011. Counsel Russell Petti appeared by telephone on behalf of Plaintiff Paul A. Hamel. Counsel Kristin Kyle de Bautista appeared on behalf of Defendant Quebecor World Inc. Long Term Disability Plan and Hartford Life and Accident Insurance ("Defendants"). Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(b), the Court sets a schedule for this action.
1. Consent To Magistrate Judge
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), the parties have not consented to conduct all further proceedings in this case, including trial, before the Honorable Barbara A. McAuliffe, United States Magistrate Judge. Due to this Court's heavy caseload, the parties are encouraged to consent to conducting further proceedings by a United States Magistrate Judge.
2. Discovery Cutoffs And Limits
The parties have completed initial disclosures pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26. All non-expert discovery, including motions to compel, shall be completed no later than April 30, 2012. All expert discovery, including motions to compel, shall be completed no later than April 30, 2012.
3. Lodging of Administrative Record
Defendants will lodge the bates-stamped administrative record and the plan documents with the Court in electronic form via CM/ECF, and will additionally provide the Court and Plaintiffs a courtesy copy by May 30, 2012.
The parties shall adhere to the following briefing schedule:
a. The parties shall file their Opening Memoranda of Law and Fact on or before June 12, 2012;
b. The parties shall file their Responsive Trial Briefs on or before June 29, 2012;
c. A hearing on both parties' trial briefs will be heard on July 18, 2012 at 8:30 a.m., in ...