United States District Court, E.D. California
STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER (PHASE I)
initial scheduling conference was held in this case on May
26, 2016. Catherine Nasser appeared for plaintiffs; Peter
Chang appeared for defendants.
reviewed the parties’ Joint Status Report filed on May
18, 2016, and discussed a schedule for the case with counsel
at the hearing, the court makes the following orders:
SERVICE OF PROCESS
named defendants have been served and no further service is
permitted without leave of court, good cause having been
was given seven (7) days to file a Third Amended Complaint. A
Third Amended Complaint was filed on May 31, 2016. No further
joinder of parties or amendments to pleadings is permitted
without leave of court, good cause having been shown, and
according to the schedule set forth below. See Fed.
R. Civ. P. 16(b); Johnson v. Mammoth Recreations,
Inc., 975 F.2d 604 (9th Cir. 1992).
is predicated upon 28 U.S.C. § 1331. Jurisdiction and
venue are not disputed.
litigation of this case shall be conducted in two phases. In
Phase One, the parties shall litigate all issues with respect
to the RUIA preemption issue (Count I). In Phase Two, the
parties will, if necessary, litigate all issues with respect
to the remaining RLA and ERISA preemption claims.
following dates are set related to the filing and arguing of
motions with respect to Count I (the RUIA claim):
- Formal discovery requests in lieu of Initial Disclosures
pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(1) are due no later than June
- Amendment of pleadings and joinder of parties are due no