Defendant Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. ("Dollar Tree") filed an Ex Parte Application on October 23, 2012, requesting an Order Shortening Time, an Order Staying Action and requesting Leave to Modify Scheduling Order. (ECF 42.) Dollar Tree also filed a request for judicial notice of documents that were filed in other federal courts. (ECF 43.) Plaintiff Stevenson filed an opposition on November 1, 2012. (ECF 48.) The court GRANTS in part and DENIES in part Dollar Tree's requests as follows:
1. Dollar Tree's request for judicial notice is GRANTED.
2. Dollar Tree's request to shorten time is GRANTED.
3. Dollar Tree's request for a stay of the action until after December 10, 2012 is DENIED. Dollar Tree has not demonstrated that it is necessary to delay all discovery in this case. However, in light of the potential for interference with and confusion of putative class members and members of the conditionally-certified class in Tanya Young v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-01840-REB-MJW, the court orders all parties in this action to not contact any absent class members before December 10, 2012, the date when the opt-in period for Young closes.
4. Dollar Tree's request for leave to modify the scheduling order is hereby GRANTED, and a modified scheduling order is hereby issued as follows:
Event Original Date Proposed Date Date Ordered
Last day to seek leave to March 15, 2013 July 19, 2013 July 19, 2013 join additional class representatives Last day for hearing on April 26, 2013 August 23, 2013 August 30, 2013 motion seeking leave to amend pleadings Last day to complete January 4, 2013 May 10, 2013 May 10, 2013 precertification discovery Last day to disclose expert January 18, 2013 May 24, 2013 May 24, 2013 witnesses Last day to supplement February 8, 2013 June 7, 2013 June 7, 2013 disclosure of expert witnesses Event Original Date Proposed Date Date Ordered
Last day to complete February 22, 2013 June 28, 2013 June 28, 2013 expert discovery Last day to hear April 26, 2013 August 30, 2013 August 30, 2013 dispositive motions Status Conference June 20, 2013 October 24, 2013 October 31, 2013
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