UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 27, 2012
FORD MOTOR COMPANY, AND DOE 1 THROUGH DOE 10 INCLUSIVE,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Magistrate Judge: Hon. Gary S. Austin
ORDER DECLINING TO ADOPT THE PARTIES' STIPULATION (Doc. 24)
The parties filed a stipulation on June 25, 2012, agreeing to a modification of this Court's Scheduling Order. (Doc. 24). The Court has reviewed the stipulation and declines to adopt it at the present time for the following reasons.
In the stipulation, the parties indicate a desire to move the discovery deadlines but that all other dates int the scheduling order will remain the same. More specifically, the proposed dates include moving the non-expert discovery deadline to November 2, 2012, and the expert discovery deadline to December 14, 2012.*fn1 Currently, the pre-trial conference is scheduled for January 9, 2013, and the trial is scheduled for March 5, 2013. Thus, the current dates proposed by counsel leave no time to file non-dispositive and/or dispositive motions. As such, the Court will not adopt the stipulation as proposed.
Counsel may resubmit another stipulation. Any stipulation however, shall allow for two months between the filing of dispositive motions and the pre-trial conference, as well as two months between the pre-trial conference and trial. Counsel are also advised that Judge Ishii holds pre-trial conferences on Thursdays at 8:30 am and he begins trials on Tuesdays at 8:30 am.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Gary S. Austin UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE