The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
SCHEDULING ORDER (Fed.R.Civ.P 16)
Initial Disclosures: June 29, 2012
Discovery Deadline: April 26, 2013
Non-Dispositive Motion Deadlines:
Dispositive Motion Deadlines:
October 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
September 25, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Trial: November 19, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Courtroom 4 JT 7 to 8 days
I. Date of Scheduling Conference May 15, 2012.
II. Appearances of Counsel
Kevin G. Little appeared on behalf of Plaintiff. Daniel L. Wainwright appeared on behalf of defendants Steve Schmitz and City of Hanford.
Michael R. Johnson appeared on behalf of defendant and counter-claimant Ronald Silva.
III. Discovery Plan and Cut-Off Date
The parties are ordered to exchange the initial disclosures required by Fed .R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1) on or before June 29, 2012.
The parties are ordered to complete all discovery on or before April 26, 2013. The parties are directed to disclose all expert witnesses, in writing, on or before January 11, 2013, and to disclose all supplemental experts on or before February 1, 2013. The written designation of retained and non-retained experts shall be made pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 26(a)(2), (A), (B) and (C) and shall include all information required thereunder. Failure to designate experts in compliance with this order may result in the Court excluding the testimony or other evidence offered through such experts that are not disclosed pursuant to this order.
The provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(4) and (5) shall apply to all discovery relating to experts and their opinions. Experts must be fully prepared to be examined on all subjects and opinions included in the designation. Failure to comply will result in the imposition of sanctions, which may include striking the expert designation and preclusion of expert testimony.
The provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(e) regarding a party's duty to timely supplement disclosures and responses to discovery requests will be strictly enforced.
IV. Pre-Trial Motion Schedule
All Non-Dispositive Pre-Trial Motions, including any discovery motions, shall be filed no later than May 1, 2013 and heard on or before May 24, 2013. Non-dispositive motions are heard on Fridays at 9:00 a.m., before the Honorable Dennis L. Beck, United States Magistrate Judge in Courtroom 9. Counsel must comply with Local Rule 251 with respect to ...