United States District Court, E.D. California
GENE EVARO, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, and on behalf of the general public, Plaintiff,
STERLING JEWELERS, INC., Defendant.
SCHEDULING ORDER (FED. R. CIV. P. 16)
JENNIFER L. THURSTON, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
Date of Scheduling Conference
Appearances of Counsel
Otkupman appeared on behalf of Plaintiff.
Childs appeared on behalf of Defendant.
Pleading Amendment Deadline
requested pleading amendments are ordered to be filed, either
through a stipulation or motion to amend, no later than
August 1, 2018. Any motion to amend the
pleadings shall be heard by the Honorable Dale A. Drozd,
United States District Court Judge.
Discovery Plan and Cut-Off Date
parties are ordered to exchange the initial disclosures
required by Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(1) on or before May
is now open for all non-expert discovery pertaining to the
class certification motion and to the merits, to the extent
it overlaps with the class issues. All non-expert discovery
related to the motion for class certification
SHALL be completed later than
January 22, 2019. Both sides may conduct
discovery as to the evidence relied upon in support of the
motion and in opposition to the motion for class
Court sets a mid-discovery status conference for
October 11, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. before the
Honorable Jennifer L. Thurston, U.S. Magistrate Judge,
located at 510 19th Street, Bakersfield,
California. Counsel SHALL file a Joint Mid-Discovery Status
Conference Report one week prior to the conference, and shall
also lodge it via e-mailed, in Word format, to
JLTorders@caed.uscourts.gov. The joint statement
SHALL outline the status of the matter, including all
discovery that has been completed as well as any impediments
to completing the discovery within the deadlines set forth in
this order. Counsel may appear via the CourtCall service.
Pre-Trial Motion Schedule
motions are heard before the Honorable Jennifer L. Thurston,
United States Magistrate Judge at the United States
Courthouse in Bakersfield, California. For these hearings,
counsel may appear via teleconference by dialing (888)
557-8511 and entering Access Code 1652736, provided the
Magistrate Judge's Courtroom Deputy Clerk receives a
written notice of the intent to appear telephonically no
later than ...