The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sheila K. Oberto United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REGARDING PARTIES' STIPULATED REQUEST FOR A SCHEDULE MODIFICATION (Docket No. 40)
On July 23, 2012, the parties filed an Amended Joint Motion and Stipulation of the Parties to Extend Case Deadlines. (Doc. 40.) The parties are seeking to extend the deadline for Plaintiff Kelli Jean Warren ("Plaintiff") to submit to an independent medical examination ("IME"), the deadline for Defendant Great American Insurance Company ("Defendant") to disclose a psychological expert, and to extend the other deadlines in this action. These extensions are sought so as to allow the parties to engage in a second mediation in September or October 2012 in an attempt to resolve the case. (Doc. 40.) Based on the parties' stipulated request, the Court ORDERS the following modifications to the schedule:
A. Deadline for Plaintiff's IME and Defendant's Psychological Expert Disclosure
The deadline for Plaintiff to submit to an IME is October 31, 2012. The deadline for Defendant to disclose its psychological expert is November 15, 2012, and Plaintiff may disclose any rebuttal to Defendant's psychological expert by November 30, 2012.
The Court modifies the other case deadlines pursuant to the parties' stipulated request as requested; however, there are slight revisions to the parties' proposed dates for the pretrial conference and the trial so as to accommodate the Court's schedule.*fn1 Further, the parties did not provide proposed hearing deadlines for the non-dispositive and dispositive motions, which the Court now sets based upon the proposed motion filing deadlines.
The schedule is thus modified as follows:
Event Existing Deadline/Date Modified Deadline/Date
Non-Expert Discovery August 28, 2012 September 18, 2012 Initial Expert Disclosure September 10, 2012 September 21, 2012 Disclose Rebuttal Experts October 9, 2012 October 19, 2012 Expert Discovery Completion October 23, 2012 December 14, 2012 Non Disp. Motion Filing October 26, 2012 December 28, 2012 Non Disp. Motion Hearing November 28, 2012 January 30, 2013 Disp. Motion Filing November 28, 2012 December 28, 2012 Disp. Motion Hearing January 9, 2013 February 13, 2013 Pretrial Conference February 20, 2013 March 27, 2013 Trial April 16, 2013 May 21, 2013
The parties did not request a modification to their settlement conference date, which remains set for October 23, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8 before the Honorable Barbara A. McAuliffe, U.S. Magistrate Judge.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the scheduling order shall be amended in accordance with the modified deadlines/dates set forth above.