United States District Court, E.D. California
ORDER SETTING MANDATORY SCHEDULING
P. GROSJEAN U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
to the reassignment of this case from Magistrate Judge
Michael J. Seng to Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean, the
Court re-sets the Initial Scheduling Conference for June 28,
2018, at 10:30 AM, before Judge Grosjean in Courtroom 10 at
the United States Courthouse, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA
93721, Appearance at Scheduling
Attendance 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 email@example.com,
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
1. 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.
2. Summary of major disputed facts and contentions of law.
3. A 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.
4. The status of all matters which are presently set before
the Court, e.g., hearings of motions, etc.
5. A 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
grant effective relief within the allotted discovery time;
c. A firm date for disclosure of expert witnesses, required
by Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2), including a date for disclosure ...