This matter came before the court on April 6, 2012, for a Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference. Beatriz Berumen, Esq. appeared for defendants. Plaintiff Donald Atkinson did not appear and did not file a Status Conference Report.
For the reasons stated on the record, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. The Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference in this matter is continued to July 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the United States District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California, in Courtroom No. 27 before the undersigned;
2. Any party may appear at the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference telephonically if the party pre-arranges such appearance by contacting Pete Buzo, the courtroom deputy of the undersigned magistrate judge, at (916) 930-4128 at least 48 hours before the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference. A land line telephone number must be provided;
3. Plaintiff shall file and serve a status report on or before June 22, 2012, and defendants shall file and serve status reports on or before June 29, 2012. Each party's status report shall address all of the following matters:
a. Progress of service of process;
b. Possible joinder of additional parties;
c. Possible amendment of the pleadings;
d. Jurisdiction and venue;
e. Anticipated motions and the scheduling thereof;
f. Anticipated discovery and the scheduling thereof, including disclosure of expert witnesses;
g. Future proceedings, including the setting of appropriate cut-off dates for discovery and for law and motion, and the scheduling of a final pretrial conference and trial;
h. Modification of standard pretrial procedures specified by the rules due to the relative simplicity ...