IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 13, 2011
NATOMAS GARDENS INVESTMENT GROUP LLC, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
JOHN SINADINOS, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Carolyn K. Delaney United States Magistrate Judge
This matter has been referred to the undersigned for a discovery conference. See dkt. no. 357. Upon review of the parties' status reports and the joint scheduling report, and good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Initial disclosures under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1) shall be made no later than January 27, 2012.
2. In light of the information which must be initially disclosed, the court finds that modification of the presumptive limit on the number of interrogatories allowed under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 33 is not warranted.
3. The parties are allowed leave to conduct the depositions of the
persons identified in the joint proposed discovery plan.*fn1
See dkt. no. 359 at 5:12-17; 6:8-18. Said depositions shall
be completed by August 1, 2012, absent further order of the court. The
limitation to depositions of deponents so identified is exclusive of
later disclosed expert witnesses. The court does not find at this time
that modification of the durational limit set forth in Federal Rule of
Civil Procedure 30(d)(1) is appropriate. This order is without
prejudice to a properly noticed motion to extend the durational limit,
made after completion of seven hours of deposition and upon a
particularized need for extended examination.
4. A further status conference is set before the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton on February 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The parties are directed to file status reports fourteen (14) days prior to the status conference.