IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION
February 3, 2012
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Richard Seeborg United States District Judge
United states district court For the Northern District of California
CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER
Pursuant to Rule 16(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the parties attended a Case Management Conference on February 2, 2012. After considering the Joint Case Management 21 Statement submitted by the parties and consulting with the attorneys of record for the parties and 22 good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 23
1. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION. This matter is referred to early neutral evaluation to 25 be completed within 120 days of the issuance of this order. The parties shall promptly notify the 26 Court whether the case is resolved at the conference. 27
On or beforeDecember 14, 2012, all non-expert discovery shall be completed by the parties.
Discovery shall be limited as follows: (a) ten (10) non-expert depositions per party; (b) thirty-five 3 (35) interrogatories per party, including all discrete subparts; (c) a reasonable number of requests 4 for production of documents or for inspection per party; and (d) a reasonable number of requests for 5 admission per party. 6
3. EXPERT WITNESSES.
On or beforeJanuary 31, 2013, all expert discovery shall be 7 completed by the parties 8
4. FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE.
A Further Case Management Conference shall be held on January 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, United 10 States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California. The parties shall file a Joint Case Management Statement at least one week prior to the Conference.
5. PRETRIAL MOTIONS.
All pretrial motions must be filed and served pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7. All pretrial motions shall be heard no later than February 7, 2013.
6. PRETRIAL STATEMENTS.
At a time convenient to both, counsel shall meet and 15 confer to discuss preparation of a joint pretrial statement, and on or beforeMarch 14, 2013 counsel shall file a Joint Pretrial Statement.
7. PRETRIAL CONFERENCE.
The final pretrial conference will be held on March 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate 19 Avenue, San Francisco, California. Each party or lead counsel who will try the case shall attend 20 personally. 21
8. TRIAL DATE.
Trial shall commence on April 8, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California. 23 24 25 26 27
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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