United States District Court, E.D. California
MICHAEL E. LEWIS, Plaintiff(s),
DOT TRANSPORTATION, INC., Defendant(s).
ORDER SETTING MANDATORY SCHEDULING
P. GROSJEAN, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Court sets a formal Scheduling Conference before United
States Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean, in Courtroom 10 at
the United States Courthouse, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA
93721, to be held on September 6, 2017, at 9:30 AM.
at Scheduling Conference
at the Scheduling Conference is mandatory for all
parties. Parties may appear by their counsel, if represented.
If a party is not represented by counsel, they must appear
personally at the Scheduling Conference. Telephonic
appearances are not available for pro se parties, i.e., those
not represented by counsel. Trial counsel should
participate in this Scheduling Conference whenever possible.
If one or more parties are represented by counsel and wish to
appear telephonically, counsel shall email Michelle Means
Rooney, Courtroom Deputy Clerk, at
firstname.lastname@example.org, sufficiently in advance
of the conference so that a notation can be placed on the
court calendar. To appear telephonically, each party shall
dial 1 (888) 251 - 2909 and enter access code 1024453.
Additionally, counsel are directed to indicate on the face
page of their Joint Scheduling Report that the conference
will be telephonic.
Scheduling Report, carefully prepared and executed by all
counsel, shall be electronically filed in CM/ECF, one (1)
full week prior to the Scheduling Conference and shall be
emailed in Word format to
email@example.com. The Joint Scheduling
Report shall indicate the date, time, and courtroom of the
Scheduling Conference. This information is to be placed
opposite the caption on the first page of the Report.
least twenty (20) days prior to the Mandatory Scheduling
Conference, trial counsel for all parties shall conduct a
conference at a mutually agreed upon time and place. This
should preferably be a personal conference between all
counsel but a telephonic conference call involving all
counsel/pro se parties is permissible. The Joint Scheduling
Report shall contain the following items by corresponding
Summary of the factual and legal contentions set forth in the
pleadings of each party, including the relief sought by any
party presently before the Court.
Summary of major disputed facts and contentions of law.
proposed deadline for amendments to pleadings. Any proposed
amendment to the pleadings shall be referenced in the
Scheduling Conference Report. If the matter cannot be
resolved at the Scheduling Conference, the moving party shall
file a motion to amend in accordance with the Local Rules of
the Eastern District of California.
status of all matters which are presently set before the
Court, e.g., hearings of motions, etc.
complete and detailed discovery plan addressing the following
issues and proposed dates:
a A date for the exchange of initial disclosures required by
Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(1) or a statement that disclosures have
already been exchanged;
b. A firm cut-off date for non-expert discovery. When setting
this date, the parties should consider that discovery cutoffs
requires that motions to compel be filed and heard
sufficiently in advance of the deadline so that the Court may