United States District Court, E.D. California
STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER
initial scheduling conference was held in this case on May
10, 2018. Stewart Katz appeared for plaintiffs; Bruce Praet
appeared for defendants.
reviewed the parties' Joint Status Report filed on May 3,
2018, and discussed a schedule for the case with counsel at
the hearing, the court makes the following orders:
SERVICE OF PROCESS
named defendants have been served and no further service is
permitted without leave of court, good cause having been
will seek leave to substitute names of individuals for Doe
defendants following discovery. No further joinder of parties
or amendments to pleadings is permitted without leave of
court, good cause having been shown. See Fed. R.
Civ. P. 16(b); Johnson v. Mammoth Recreations, Inc.,
975 F.2d 604 (9th Cir. 1992).
is predicated upon 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1343.
Jurisdiction and venue are not disputed.
disclosures as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure
26(a) shall be completed by June 1, 2018.
All discovery shall be completed by May 23,
2019. In this context, “completed” means
that all discovery shall have been conducted so that all
depositions have been taken and any disputes relative to
discovery shall have been resolved by appropriate order if
necessary and, where discovery has been ordered, the order
has been obeyed. All motions to compel discovery must be
noticed on the magistrate judge's calendar in accordance
with the local rules of this court. While the assigned
magistrate judge reviews proposed discovery phase protective
orders, requests to seal or redact are decided by Judge
Mueller as discussed in more detail below. In addition, while
the assigned magistrate judge handles discovery motions, the
magistrate judge cannot change the schedule set in this
order, except that the magistrate judge may modify a
discovery cutoff to the extent such modification does not
have the effect of requiring a change to the balance of the
parties agree to number discovery documents so that the
documents plaintiffs produce will be assigned page numbers
0001-3, 000, and the documents defendants produce will be
numbered 3, 001 and up.
court granted the parties' request that each side, the
plaintiffs collectively and the defendants collectively, be
permitted to take a total of fifteen non-party, non-expert
DISCLOSURE OF EXPERT WITNESSES
counsel are to designate in writing and serve upon all other
parties the name, address, and area of expertise of each
expert that they propose to tender at trial not later than
June 28, 2019. The designation shall be
accompanied by a written report prepared and signed by the
witness. The report shall comply with Fed.R.Civ.P.
26(a)(2)(B). By August 2, 2019, any party
who previously disclosed expert witnesses may submit a
supplemental list of expert witnesses who will express an
opinion on a subject covered by an expert designated by an
adverse party, if the party supplementing an expert witness
designation has not previously ...