United States District Court, E.D. California
SCHEDULING ORDER (Fed. R. Civ. P. 16)
JENNIFER L. THURSTON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Date of Scheduling Conference
Appearances of Counsel
Lack appeared on behalf of Plaintiff.
Rivera appeared on behalf of the County of Kern, the
Department of Human Services, and Stephanie Meek.
Weiss appeared on behalf of Phillip Hyden.
Pleading Amendment Deadline
requested pleading amendments are ordered to be filed, either
through a stipulation or motion to amend, no later than
September 19, 2016.
Discovery Plan and Cut-Off Date
parties are ordered to exchange the initial disclosures
required by Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(1) on or before July 8,
parties are ordered to complete all discovery pertaining to
non-experts on or before March 10, 2017 and all discovery
pertaining to experts on or before May 19, 2017.
parties are directed to disclose all expert
witnesses, in writing, on or before March 24, 2017,
and to disclose all rebuttal experts on or before April 21,
2017. The written designation of retained and non-retained
experts shall be made pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. Rule
26(a)(2), (A), (B), and (C) and shall include all information
required thereunder. Failure to designate experts in
compliance with this order may result in the Court excluding
the testimony or other evidence offered through such experts
that are not disclosed pursuant to this order.
provisions of Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(b)(4) and (5) shall apply to
all discovery relating to experts and their opinions. Experts
must be fully prepared to be examined on all subjects and
opinions included in the designation. Failure to comply will
result in the imposition of sanctions, which may include
striking the expert designation and preclusion of expert
provisions of Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(e) regarding a party's duty
to timely supplement disclosures and responses to discovery
requests will be strictly enforced.
mid-discovery status conference is scheduled for November 8,
2016 at 9:00 a.m. before the Honorable Jennifer L. Thurston,
U.S. Magistrate Judge, located at 510 19th Street,
Bakersfield, California. Counsel SHALL file a joint
mid-discovery status conference report one week before the
conference. Counsel also SHALL lodge the status report via
e-mail to JLTorders@caed.uscourts.gov. The joint
statement SHALL outline the discovery counsel have completed
and that which needs to be completed as well as any
impediments to completing the discovery within the deadlines
set forth in this order. Counsel may appear via CourtCall,
providing a written notice of the intent to appear
telephonically is provided to the Magistrate Judge's
Courtroom Deputy Clerk no later than five court days before
the noticed hearing date.
Pre-Trial Motion Schedule
non-dispositive pre-trial motions, including any discovery
motions, shall be filed no later than June 2, 2017, and heard
on or before June 30, 2017. Non-dispositive motions are heard
before the Honorable Jennifer L. Thurston, United States
Magistrate Judge at the United States Courthouse in
motion to amend or stipulation to amend the case schedule
will be entertained unless it is filed at least one week
before the first deadline the parties wish to extend.
Likewise, no written discovery motions shall be filed without
the prior approval of the assigned Magistrate Judge. A party
with a discovery dispute must first confer with the opposing
party in a good faith effort to resolve by agreement the
issues in dispute. If that good faith effort is unsuccessful,
the moving party promptly shall seek a telephonic hearing
with all involved parties and the Magistrate Judge. It shall
be the obligation of the moving party to arrange and
originate the conference call to the court. To schedule this
telephonic hearing, the parties are ordered to contact the
Courtroom Deputy Clerk, Susan Hall, at (661) ...