STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER
After reviewing the parties' Joint Status Report, the court hereby vacates the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference scheduled for March 4, 2013, and makes the following findings and orders without needing to consult with the parties any further.
All named defendants have been served, and no further service is permitted without leave of court, good cause having been shown under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b).
II. JOINDER OF PARTIES/AMENDMENTS
Although the parties have requested to join other parties or make amendments to pleadings until June 21, 2013, the court will allow joinder of parties and amendments to pleadings until April 4, 2013. After that date, no further joinder of parties or amendments to pleadings will be permitted except with leave of court, good cause having been shown under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b). See Johnson v. Mammoth Recreations, Inc., 975 F.2d 604 (9th Cir. 1992).
Jurisdiction is predicated upon federal question jurisdiction, 28 U.S.C. § 1331, because plaintiff alleges a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. Venue is undisputed and is hereby found to be proper.
The parties shall serve the initial disclosures required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1) by no later than April 1, 2013.
The plaintiff shall disclose experts and produce reports in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) by no later than September 23, 2013. The defendant shall do the same by no later than October 21, 2013.
The parties have agreed to serve no more than fifty interrogatories each, to take no more than four depositions each (excluding depositions of expert witnesses), and to take no more than two expert depositions each.
Discovery, including depositions for preservation of testimony, is otherwise left open, save and except that it shall be so conducted as to be completed by December 23, 2013. The word "completed" means that all discovery shall have been conducted so that all depositions have been taken and any disputes relevant to discovery shall have been resolved by appropriate order if necessary and, where discovery has been ordered, the order has been obeyed. All motions to compel discovery must be noticed on the magistrate judge's calendar in accordance with the local rules of this court and so that such motions may be heard (and any resulting orders obeyed) not later than December 23, 2013.
V. MOTION HEARING SCHEDULE
All motions, except motions for continuances, temporary restraining orders, or other emergency applications, shall be filed on or before March 24, 2014. All motions shall be noticed for the next available hearing date. Counsel are cautioned to refer to the local rules regarding the requirements for noticing and ...