UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 18, 2012
MICHAEL H. STODDART, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF SIMILARLY SITUATED AND SIMILARLY AGGRIEVED CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES OF EXPRESS SERVICES, INC. D/B/A EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS, PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES, INC. D/B/A EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS, WESTERN WINE SERVICES, INC., AND DOES 1 THROUGH 100, INCLUSIVE,
EXPRESS SERVICES, INC. D/B/A EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS, PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES, INC. D/B/A EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS, WESTERN WINE SERVICES, INC., AND DOES 1 THROUGH 100, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER
An initial scheduling conference was held in this case on August 30, 2012; Graham Hollis and Marta Manus appeared for plaintiff; Elizabeth Wood, Janet Grumer and Carolyn Hall appeared for defendants. Having reviewed the parties' Joint Status Report filed on August 23, 2012, and discussed a schedule for the case with counsel at the hearing, the court makes the following orders regarding the pre-certification discovery phase of the case:
I. SERVICE OF PROCESS
All named defendants have been served and no further service is permitted without leave of court, good cause having been shown.
Jurisdiction is predicated upon 28 U.S.C. § 1332. Jurisdiction and venue are not disputed.
III. PRE-CERTIFICATION DISCOVERY
Initial disclosures as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a) shall be completed by September 25, 2012. As ordered, the parties have filed a stipulation describing the parameters of discovery they agree can now proceed.
On November 30, 2012, the court will hear argument on plaintiff's motion to clarify the scope of pre-certification discovery with briefing to be filed as provided by the Local Rules. Also on November 30, 2012, the court will hold a further status conference to set the schedule for the remainder of the pre-certification phase.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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