United States District Court, N.D. California
SECOND AMENDED ORDER FOR PRETRIAL
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 n/a.
discovery, except for expert discovery, shall be completed
and all depositions taken on or before July 12, 2017. The
parties are responsible for scheduling discovery so that
motions to resolve discovery disputes can be heard before the
above discovery cut-off. Fact Discovery is closed, except
that Defendant shall have until September 29, 2017
to depose plaintiff.
EXPERT DESIGNATION AND DISCOVERY
shall designate any experts by July 12, 2017; defendant by
July 12, 2017; rebuttal disclosure by July 26, 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 August
dispositive motions shall be heard on or before
December 13, 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.
Limits: All 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: All 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 requirement.
to Oppose: The 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
Judgment: Parties 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.
on Motions: Note that pursuant to Civil L.R. 7-1(b), the
Court may, in its discretion, adjudicate motions
without oral argument.
MANDATORY SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES
parties are ordered to participate in a mandatory settlement
conference during the following time period: 9/18/17 -