STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER
GARLAND E. BURRELL, Jr., Senior District Judge.
The status (pretrial scheduling) conference scheduled for hearing on June 10, 2013, is vacated since the parties' Joint Status Report filed on May 28, 2013 ("JSR") indicates the following Order should issue.
DOE DEFENDANTS, SERVICE, JOINDER OF ADDITIONAL PARTIES, AMENDMENT
Plaintiff states in the JSR that he "intends to seek leave to amend the Complaint to add Comcast's short-term disability plan administrator, Liberty Mutual, as a defendant, " and that he "intends to seek leave to amend the Complaint to add an ERISA cause of action for wrongful denial of short-term disability benefits." (JSR 2:4-9.) Plaintiff further states that he "will have any motion for leave to amend on file by June 30, 2013." (Id. at 2:9-10.)
Therefore, Plaintiff has until July 1, 2013, to file a motion in which leave is sought to file the referenced amendments, after which time no further service, joinder of parties, or amendments to the pleadings is permitted, except with leave of Court for good cause shown. The referenced motion(s) must be noticed for hearing on the Court's earliest available law and motion date.
If leave is not sought as stated, Does 1 through 10 will be automatically dismissed from this action.
ADDED DEFENDANT'S OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK AMENDMENT OF THIS ORDER
If Plaintiff successfully amends the Complaint to name Liberty Mutual as a defendant, a copy of this Order shall be served on that defendant concurrently with the service of process.
That defendant has 30 days after said service within which to file a "Notice of Proposed Modification of Status Order." Although a newly-joined party's proposed modification filed within this thirty day period will not have to meet the good cause standard, no further amendments will be permitted, except with leave of Court for good cause shown.
All discovery shall be completed by June 25, 2014. In this context, "completed" means that all discovery shall have been conducted so that all depositions have been taken and any disputes relative to discovery shall have been resolved by appropriate orders, if necessary, and, where discovery has been ordered, the order has been complied with or, alternatively, the time allowed for such compliance shall have expired.
Each party shall comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2)(B) and (C)'s initial expert witness disclosure requirements on or before January 24, 2014, and any contradictory and/or rebuttal expert disclosure authorized under Rule 26(a)(2)(D)(ii) on or before February 24, 2014.
MOTION HEARING SCHEDULE
The last hearing date for a motion is August 25, 2014, commencing at 9:00 a.m. A motion shall be briefed ...