The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER SETTING STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) CONFERENCE
On June 13, 2012, this matter was reassigned and referred to the undersigned for all proceedings pursuant to the parties' consent to proceed before a magistrate judge. (See Order, June 13, 2012, Dkt. No. 8.) In reassigning this matter, the district judge vacated a then-scheduled status conference. On August 23, 2012, defendant filed an answer to plaintiff's narrowed complaint. The undersigned orders that a status (pretrial scheduling) conference be held so that the court may enter a scheduling order in this action.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. A Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference shall be held on October 25, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom No. 25.
2. Not later than 14 days prior to the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference, the parties shall file a joint status report briefly describing the case and addressing the following:*fn1
b. Possible joinder of additional parties;
c. Any expected or desired amendment of the 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. Future proceedings, including setting appropriate cut-off dates for discovery and law and motion, and the scheduling of a pretrial conference and trial;
h. Special procedures, ...