SCHEDULING and PLANNING ORDER
RALPH R. BEISTLINE, District Judge.
Defendants have filed an answer to the Complaint joining the issues. Based upon information available to the Court, it now enters this Order for pre-trial development, setting the relevant dates for discovery, dispositive motions, and other important dates to provide for the orderly and prompt disposition of this case.
I. PARTIES and PLEADINGS
No addition or deletion of parties is necessary at this time.
No amendment to the pleadings is necessary at this time.
Motions to add other parties and/or to amend pleadings subsequent to the date of this order must be served and filed on or before February 28, 2014. Thereafter, parties may be added and/or pleadings amended only upon leave of court and for good cause shown.
Discovery must be conducted in accordance with Rules 26 through 37, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rules 250.1-250.4 of the Local Rules of Practice for the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, as modified or supplemented as follows:
(1) Each party must contemporaneously prepare and maintain a written record of all disclosures and supplementation of disclosures or responses made to requests for discovery under Rule 26(a) and (e), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Unless required in support of a motion or by order of the court, disclosures and supplemental disclosures are not to be filed with the court.
(2) Disclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1) will be made not later that February 28, 2014.
(3) Preliminary disclosure of potential witnesses (a preliminary witness list) is required as a part of the Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures.
A. Plaintiff's Disclosures
Plaintiff must provide Defendants with the names and, if known, the location of other identifying information (such as inmate number, job classification, or assignment) of each individual likely to have information about the events described in the Complaint or Plaintiff's injury or damage. In addition, Plaintiff must describe in general terms the information each individual so identified is believed to possess.
Plaintiff must also provide copies of, or a list describing (by category and location) all documents or tangible things in his possession, custody or control that he may use to support the ...