United States District Court, N.D. California, Oakland Division
ORDER FOR PRETRIAL PREPARATION
SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG JUDGE
to Rule 16(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
("FRCP"), IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS:
DEADLINE FOR JOINDER OF PARTIES/AMENDING THE
deadline for the joinder of other parties and to amend the
pleadings is July 7, 2016.
discovery, except for expert discovery, shall be completed
and all depositions taken on or before May 1, 2017. The
parties are responsible for scheduling discovery so that
motions to resolve discovery disputes can be heard before the
above discovery cut-off.
EXPERT DESIGNATION AND DISCOVERY
shall designate any experts by May 1, 2017; defendant by May
1, 2017; rebuttal disclosure by May 15, 2017. Any expert not
so named may be disallowed as a witness. No expert will be
permitted to testify to any opinion, or basis or support for
an opinion, that has not been disclosed in response to an
appropriate question or interrogatory from the opposing
party. Expert discovery shall be completed by June 5, 2017.
dispositive motions shall be heard on or before June
14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. The parties must meet and confer
prior to filing any motion. The movant shall certify to
the Court in its moving papers that it has complied with this
requirement. Should the parties fail to meet and confer, the
Court may decline to entertain the motion.
COURT DOES NOT RESERVE MOTION HEARING
The parties are advised to check Judge Armstrong's
calendar at www.cand.uscourts.gov/sba, under
Scheduling Information to determine the next available
hearing date, particularly in the case of a dispositive
motion. The parties are advised not to wait until 35
days prior to the law and motion cut-off date to file and
serve their motion. As the Court's law and motion
calendar tends to fill quickly, there is no
guarantee that a hearing date within the law and motion
cut-off date will be available. You MUST submit a hard copy
of all motion papers filed in E-FILED cases in order to be
placed on calendar.
Limits: All noticed motions (other than motions for
summary judgment) and any opposition thereto, shall not
exceed fifteen (15) pages in length,
exclusive of the table of contents, table of authorities,
exhibits and declarations, if required. Reply briefs may not
exceed ten (10) pages in length. Motions for
summary judgment are subject to the page limits set forth in
Civil Local Rule 7.
and Confer Requirement: All parties are required to
meet and confer in good faith before filing any motion or any
non-stipulated request with this court, and to ...