On August 9, 2012, this action was referred to the undersigned pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Eastern District of California Local Rule 302(c)(21). See Dckt. No. 15. Because this case has not yet been scheduled pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b), a status (pretrial scheduling) conference will be set before the undersigned.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. A status (pretrial scheduling) conference is set for September 19, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom No. 24 before the undersigned.
2. Although plaintiff and defendant Dwayne L. Zajic purportedly filed a "joint status report" on August 8, 2012, Dckt. No. 14, a review of that report reveals that only plaintiff's positions are set forth therein. Therefore, on or before September 5, 2012, the parties shall file either a joint status report or separate status reports briefly describing the case and addressing the following:
a. Progress in service of process;
b. Possible joinder of additional parties;
c. Expected or desired amendment of pleadings;
d. Jurisdiction and venue;
e. Anticipated motions and their scheduling;
f. The report required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 outlining the proposed discovery plan and its scheduling, including disclosure of expert witnesses;
g. Cut-off dates for discovery and law and motion, and dates for pretrial conference and trial;
h. Special procedures, if any;
j. Modifications of standard pretrial procedures due to the simplicity or ...