The opinion of the court was delivered by: Allison Claire United States Magistrate Judge
On May 14, 2013, the parties filed a stipulation to extend expert disclosure and discovery dates. The docket reveals that the scheduling dates in this case have been modified multiple times. See ECF Nos. 17, 23, 30, 37, 40. With the current stipulation, the parties ask for a continuance of certain discovery-related deadlines:
Deadlines and Dates Current Proposed
Completion of Discovery and June 5, 2013 August 1, 2013 Motions Related Thereto Expert Disclosures with June 15, 2013 August 15, 2013 Reports Rebuttal Expert Disclosures June 25, 2013 August 25, 2013 With Reports (Modified From FRCP Rule)
Completion of Discovery June 5, 2013 September 5, 2013 From Experts and Discovery Motions Related Thereto
The undersigned is concerned that these proposed dates are now encroaching too closely to the dates set forth in the January 25, 2013 pretrial scheduling order issued by the Honorable William B. Shubb and based on the stipulation of the parties. See ECF No. 39. There, Judge Shubb set September 6, 2013 as the deadline for filing dispositive motions, November 25, 2013 as the date for the final pretrial conference, and January 22, 2014 as the trial date. The court is disinclined to adopt the stipulation because the proposed date for the conclusion of expert-related discovery is only one day before the current date for filing dispositive motions.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the court declines to adopt the May 14, 2013 stipulation of the parties as it relates to a continuance of the expert disclosure and discovery dates. Should the parties so wish, they may resubmit their stipulation directly to Judge Shubb.
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