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Lemus v. County of Merced

United States District Court, E.D. California

August 9, 2016

ADOLFO LEMUS, et al., Plaintiff(s),
v.
COUNTY OF MERCED, et al., Defendant(s).

          ORDER REQUIRING JOINT STATUS REPORT

         This action has been assigned to the Honorable Morrison C. England, Jr. Pursuant to the provisions of Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

         1. Plaintiff(s) shall complete service of process on all parties within one hundred twenty (120) days of the date of the filing of the complaint.

         2. Concurrently with the service of process, or as soon thereafter as possible, plaintiff(s) shall serve upon each of the parties named in the complaint, and upon all parties subsequently joined, a copy of this Order, and shall file with the Clerk of the Court a certificate reflecting such service. Any party who impleads a third-party defendant shall serve upon that party a copy of this Order and shall file with the Clerk of the Court a certificate reflecting such service.

         3. In the event this action was originally filed in a state court and was thereafter removed to this Court, the removing parties shall, immediately following such removal, serve upon each of the other parties named in the complaint, and upon all parties subsequently joined, a copy of this Order and shall file with the Clerk of the Court a certificate reflecting such service.

         4. Within sixty (60) days of service of the complaint on any party, or from the date of removal, the parties shall confer as required by Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(f) and shall prepare and submit to the Court a joint status report that includes the Rule 26(f) discovery plan. The joint status report shall address the following matters:

(a) a brief summary of the claims;
(b) status of service upon all defendants and cross-defendants, i.e., are responsive pleadings on file with the Court;
(c) possible joinder of additional parties;
(d) contemplated amendments to the pleadings;
(e) the statutory basis for jurisdiction and venue (cite the code sections);
(f) anticipated discovery and exchange of information, including:

         (1) what changes, if any, should be made in the timing, form, or requirement for disclosures under Rule 26(a), including a statement as to when disclosures under Rule 26(a)(1) were made or will be made;

         (2) the subjects on which discovery may be needed; when discovery should be completed, and whether discovery should be conducted in phases;

         (3) what changes, if any, should be made in the limitations on discovery imposed under the Civil Rules and what other ...


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