UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 8, 2011
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
SCHEDULING ORDER (Fed.R.Civ.P 16)
Class Certification Motion Deadlines: Filing: June 29, 2012 Opposition: August 14, 2012 Reply: September 28, 2012 Hearing: October 30, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Courtroom 4
I. Date of Scheduling Conference
November 30, 2011.
II. Appearances of Counsel
III. Discovery Plan and Cut-Off Date
During this initial phase of litigation the parties are ordered to limit discovery to matters pertaining to class certification.
IV. Class Certification Motion Schedule
Plaintiff shall file his Motion for Class Certification no later than June 29, 2012; Defendant shall file Opposition to the Motion no later than August 14, 2012; Plaintiff may file a Reply on or before September 28, 2012; and The Motion for Class Certification shall be on October 30, 2012 at 8:30 a.m., in Courtroom 4 before the Honorable Lawrence J. O'Neill, United States District Court Judge.
V. Settlement Conference
Should the parties desire a settlement conference, they will jointly request one of the court, and one will be arranged. In making such request, the parties are directed to notify the court as to whether or not they desire the undersigned to conduct the settlement conference or to arrange for one before another judicial officer.
VI. Request for Bifurcation, Appointment of Special Master, or other Techniques to Shorten Trial Not applicable at this time.
VII. Related Matters Pending
There are no pending related matters.
VIII. Compliance with Federal Procedure
All counsel are expected to familiarize themselves with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of Practice of the Eastern District of California, and to keep abreast of any amendments thereto. The Court must insist upon compliance with these Rules if it is to efficiently handle its increasing case load and sanctions will be imposed for failure to follow the Rules as provided in both the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of Practice for the Eastern District of California.
IX. Effect of this Order
The foregoing order represents the best estimate of the court and counsel as to the agenda most suitable to dispose of this case. The trial date reserved is specifically reserved for this case. If the parties determine at any time that the schedule outlined in this order cannot be met, counsel are ordered to notify the court immediately of that fact so that adjustments may be made, either by stipulation or by subsequent status conference.
Stipulations extending the deadlines contained herein will not be considered unless they are accompanied by affidavits or declarations, and where appropriate attached exhibits, which establish good cause for granting the relief requested.
Failure to comply with this order may result in the imposition of sanctions.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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