The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
This case was removed to federal court November 9, 2011. (Dkt. No. 1.)*fn1 On January 9, 2012, United States District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr., issued an order reassigning this case to the undersigned for all purposes, including trial. (Dkt. No. 26 (citing 28 U.S.C. § 636(c); E. Dist. Local Rule 305).) No Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference has yet occurred in this action, and no Scheduling Order is yet in place.
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16 and Eastern District Local Rule 240, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. On the court's own motion, the following motions (previously set to be heard by United States District Judge Morrison England) are hereby reset to be heard before the undersigned at on March 1, 2012, 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom No. 25:
a. Defendant Wells Fargo Bank's Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. No. 10), Amended Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. No. 11), and Motion to Strike (Dkt. No. 13);
b. Defendant NDEX West LLC's Joinder in the above motions (Dkt. No. 15);
c. Plaintiffs' Oppositions thereto (Dkt. Nos. 18-19);
d. Defendant Wells Fargo Bank's Replies in support thereof (Dkt. Nos. 21-22.)
2. A Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference is set forMay 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom No. 25 before the undersigned. All parties shall appear by counsel or in person if acting without counsel.
3. Not later than seven days prior to the Status Conference, the parties shall file status reports*fn2 briefly describing the case and addressing the following:
b. Possible joinder of additional parties;
c. Any expected or desired amendment of ...