United States District Court, E.D. California
SCHEDULING ORDER (Fed. R. Civ. P. 16)
Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Date of Scheduling Conference May 31, 2018.
Appearances of Counsel
Stiller appeared on behalf of Plaintiff.
Klingenberger 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 27, 2018.
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 June 15, 2018.
parties are ordered to complete all discovery pertaining to
non-experts on or before January 31, 2019 and all discovery
pertaining to experts on or before April 18, 2019.
parties are directed to disclose all expert
witnesses, in writing, on or before February 28,
2019, and to disclose all rebuttal experts on or before March
28, 2019. The written designation of retained and
non-retained experts shall be made pursuant to
Fed.R.Civ.P. Rule 26(a)(2), (A), (B), and (C) and shall
include all information required thereunder. Failure to
designate experts in compliance with this order may result in
the Court excluding the testimony or other evidence offered
through such experts that are not disclosed pursuant to this
provisions of Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(b)(4) and (5) shall apply to
all discovery relating to experts and their opinions. Experts
must be fully prepared to be examined on all subjects and
opinions included in the designation. Failure to comply will
result in the imposition of sanctions, which may include
striking the expert designation and preclusion of expert
provisions of Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(e) regarding a party's duty
to timely supplement disclosures and responses to discovery
requests will be strictly enforced.
mid-discovery status conference is scheduled for September
10, 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 before the
conference. Counsel also SHALL lodge the status report via
e-mail to JLTorders@caed.uscourts.gov. The joint statement
SHALL outline the discovery counsel have completed and that
which needs to be completed as well as any impediments to
completing the discovery within the deadlines set forth in
this order. 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 five court days before the noticed hearing date.