The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
This case was removed from state court on July 20, 2012. (Dkt. No. 1.)*fn1 On October 23, 2012, Senior United States District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton issued an order reassigning this case to the undersigned for all purposes, including trial. (Dkt. No. 12 (citing 28 U.S.C. § 636(c); E. Dist. Local Rule 305).) No Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference has yet occurred in this action, and no Scheduling Order is yet in place.
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16 and Eastern District Local Rule 240, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. A Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference is set for December 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom No. 25 before the undersigned. All parties shall appear by counsel or in person if acting without counsel.
2. Not later than seven days prior to the Status Conference, the parties shall file status reports*fn2 briefly describing the case and addressing the following:
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, ...