United States District Court, S.D. California
ALFONSO MORAN, ARLENE MORAN, on behalf of themselves and those similarly situated, Plaintiffs,
FCA U.S. LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Defendant.
AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER REGULATING DISCOVERY AND
OTHER PRE-TRIAL PROCEEDINGS IN A CLASS ACTION CASE [ECF
MITCHELL D. DEMBIN, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
26, 2019, the parties filed a joint motion to extend the
deadlines for class discovery cut-off and for the filing of
Plaintiff's class certification motion. (ECF 53). The
Court finds good cause to extend the two requested dates.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
parties must review and familiarize themselves with the Civil
Local Rules of this District ("Local Rules"), the
Electronic Case Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures
("CM/ECF Manual"), the Chambers Rules for Civil
Cases issued by the Hon. Gonzalo Curiel, and
the undersigned Magistrate Judge's Chambers Rules
("Chambers Rules"), all of which are posted on this
Class discovery cutoff is November 15,
Deadline to file class certification motion is
December 19, 2019.
fact discovery shall be completed by all parties no later
than March 20, 2020.
“Completed” means that all discovery under Rules
30-36, and discovery subpoenas under Rule 45,  must be initiated
a sufficient period of time in advance of the cut-off date,
so that it may be completed by the cut-off
date, taking into account the times for service, notice and
response. Counsel shall promptly and in good faith
meet and confer with regard to all discovery disputes in
compliance with Local Rule 26.1(a). Counsel shall
make every effort to resolve all disputes without court
intervention through the meet and confer process. If the
parties reach an impasse on any discovery issue, counsel
shall file an appropriate motion within the time limit and
procedures outlined in the Chambers Rules.
later than May 20, 2020, each party
shall comply with Rule 26(a)(2)(A) and (B) disclosure
provisions. This disclosure requirement applies to all
persons retained or specially employed to provide expert
testimony, or whose duties as a party's employee
regularly involve giving expert testimony.
later than June 3, 2020, the
parties shall supplement their disclosures regarding
contradictory or rebuttal evidence under Rule 26(a)(2)(D).
expert discovery shall be completed by all parties no later
than July 1,
2020. The parties shall comply with
the same procedures set forth in the paragraph governing fact
Failure to comply with this section or any other discovery
order of the court may result in Rule 37 sanctions, including
preclusion of expert or other designated evidence.
Mandatory Settlement Conference shall be conducted
July 15, 2020 at 9:30AM in the chambers of
Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin. Counsel
or any party representing himself or herself shall submit
confidential settlement briefs directly to chambers no later
than July 8, 2020. All named parties, all
counsel, and any other persons whose ...