United States District Court, E.D. California
STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER
WILLIAM B. SHUBB UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
reviewing the parties' Joint Status Report, the court
hereby vacates the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference
scheduled for April 10, 2017, and makes the following
findings and orders without needing to consult with the
parties any further.
SERVICE OF PROCESS
named defendants have been served, and no further service is
permitted without leave of court, good cause having been
shown under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b).
JOINDER OF PARTIES/AMENDMENTS
further joinder of parties or amendments to pleadings will be
permitted by any party except with leave of court, good cause
having been shown under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure
16(b). See Johnson v. Mammoth Recreations, Inc., 975
F.2d 604 (9th Cir. 1992).
is predicated upon federal question jurisdiction, 28 U.S.C.
§ 1331, because plaintiff's claims arise under 42
U.S.C. § 1983. Venue is undisputed and is hereby found
to be proper.
parties agree to serve the initial disclosures required by
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1) by no later than
April 24, 2017.
parties shall disclose experts and produce reports in
accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) by
no later than January 29, 2018. With regard to expert
testimony intended solely for rebuttal, those experts shall
be disclosed and reports produced in accordance with Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) on or before February 20,
discovery shall be so conducted as to be completed by January
8, 2018. All other discovery, including depositions for
preservation of testimony, is left open, save and except that
it shall be so conducted as to be completed by March 15,
2018. The word “completed” means that all
discovery shall have been conducted so that all depositions
have been taken and any disputes relevant to discovery shall
have been resolved by appropriate order if necessary and,
where discovery has been ordered, the order has been obeyed.
All motions to compel discovery must be noticed on the
magistrate judge's calendar in accordance with the local
rules of this court and so that such motions may be heard
(and any resulting orders obeyed) not later than March 15,
MOTION HEARING SCHEDULE
motions, except motions for continuances, temporary
restraining orders, or other emergency applications, shall be
filed on or before April 16, 2018. All motions shall be noticed
for the next available hearing date. Counsel are cautioned to
refer to the local rules regarding the requirements for