United States District Court, E.D. California
SCHEDULING CONFERENCE ORDER
Court conducted an Initial Scheduling Conference on March 29,
2017. Robert Links appeared telephonically on behalf of
Plaintiffs. Joseph Watson appeared telephonically on behalf
of Defendants. Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 16(b), this Court
sets a schedule for this action.
Amendments to The Parties' Pleadings
amendments to pleadings are not anticipated or authorized.
Consent To Magistrate Judge
parties have not consented to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction.
Preparation of the Administrative Record
have agreed to prepare the administrative record in this case
and lodge it with the Court no later than May 14, 2017. If
Plaintiffs wish to challenge the administrative record, they
should consult with Federal Defendants by June 14, 2017 and
file a motion to supplement the record by June 30, 2017.
Federal Defendants shall file a response by July 31, 2017.
Plaintiffs may file a reply by August 14, 2017. In such case,
the parties shall submit to the Court a new briefing schedule
for summary judgment as soon as the motion to supplement the
record is decided by the Court.
Dates for Filing Briefs
have requested that the Court set a briefing schedule for the
parties to file cross-motions for summary judgment. All
motions will be heard before United States District Judge
Anthony W. Ishii in Courtroom 2. The Court will advise the
parties if a hearing on any motion is required after
reviewing the briefing. Given the nature of this case, the
parties are not required to submit a joint statement of
undisputed facts when filing motions for summary judgment.
However, prior to filing such motion, the parties are ordered
to meet, in person or by telephone, and discuss the issues to
be raised in the motion at least twenty-one days prior to
filing the motion. The purpose of the meeting shall be to: 1)
avoid filing motions for summary judgment where a question of
fact exists; 2) determine whether the respondent agrees that
the motion has merit in whole or in part; 3) discuss whether
issues can be resolved without the necessity of briefing; 4)
narrow the issues for review by the court; and 5) explore the
possibility of settlement before the parties incur the
expense of briefing a summary judgment motion.
for the filing of briefs are outlined below:
30, 2017Plaintiffs shall file their motion for
31, 2017Defendants shall file their combined
cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition to
Plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment.
30, 2017Plaintiffs shall file their combined
opposition to Defendants' cross- motion for summary
judgment and reply in support of Plaintiffs' motion for
27, 2017 Defendants shall file their reply in
support of their ...