United States District Court, N.D. California, Oakland Division
AMENDED ORDER FOR PRETRIAL PREPARATION
SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG UNITED STATES DISTRICT 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 August 19, 2016.
discovery, except for expert discovery, shall be completed
and all depositions taken on or before January 11, 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 January 11, 2017; defendant by
January 11, 2017; rebuttal disclosure by January 25, 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
February 8, 2017.
dispositive motions shall be heard on or before
March 8, 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
COURT DOES NOT RESERVE MOTION HEARING DATES. 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.
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:
parties are required to meet and confer in good faith before
filing any motion or any non-stipulated request with this
court, and to certify that they have complied with this
failure of the opposing party to file a memorandum of points
and authorities in opposition to any motion shall constitute
a consent to the granting of the motion.
are limited to filing one motion for summary judgment. Any
party wishing to exceed this limit must request leave of
Court. Separate statements of undisputed facts will not be
considered. Joint statements of undisputed facts are not
required, but are helpful if agreed upon.
that pursuant to Civil L.R. 7-1(b), the Court may, in its
discretion, adjudicate motions without oral