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Aylward v. Selecthealth, Inc

United States District Court, S.D. California

July 17, 2019

NAOMI J. AYLWARD, individually and as personal representative for the Estate of Philip Aylward, Plaintiff,
SELECTHEALTH INC. a Utah corporation doing business as Selecthealth, Inc., et al., Defendants.



         The parties have moved to extend the time to complete discovery. (ECF No. 37). The Court finds good cause to extend the remaining dates. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

         1. Contradictory or rebuttal disclosures within the meaning of Rule 26(a)(2)(D)(ii) shall be disclosed on or before July 19, 2019. Unless otherwise stipulated by the parties, the required expert disclosures shall include an expert report as required by Rule 26(a)(2)(B). If a written report is not required, the disclosure must provide the information required under Rule 26(a)(2)(C).

         2. Except as provided in the paragraph below, any party that fails to make these disclosures shall not, absent substantial justification, be permitted to use evidence or testimony not disclosed at any hearing or at the time of trial. In addition, the Court may impose sanctions as permitted by Fed.R.Civ.P. 37(c).

         3. All discovery, including expert discovery, shall be completed by all parties by September 6, 2019. Completed means that interrogatories, requests for production, and other discovery requests must be served at least thirty (30) days prior to the established cutoff date so that responses thereto will be due on or before the cutoff date. All subpoenas issued for discovery must be returnable on or before the discovery cutoff date. All disputes concerning discovery shall be brought to the attention of the Magistrate Judge no later than thirty (30) days following the date upon which the event giving rise to the dispute occurred. The parties are required to meet and confer regarding all discovery disputes pursuant to the requirements of Local Rule 26.1(a). The parties are to comply with the chambers rules of the Magistrate Judge in bringing discovery before the court.

         4. Failure to comply with this section or any other discovery order of the court may result in the sanctions provided for in Fed.R.Civ.P. 37, including a prohibition on the introduction of experts or other designated matters in evidence.

         5. All other pretrial motions must be filed by October 11, 2019. Counsel for the moving party must obtain a motion hearing date from the law clerk of the judge who will hear the motion. The period of time between the date you request a motion date and the hearing date may vary from one district judge to another. Please plan accordingly. Failure to make a timely request for a motion date may result in the motion not being heard. Motions in limine are to be filed as directed in the Local Rules, or as otherwise set by the district judge.

         6. A Mandatory Settlement Conference shall be conducted on September 26, 2019 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 by September 18, 2019. All parties are ordered to read and to fully comply with the Chamber Rules of the assigned magistrate judge.

         7. In jury trial cases before Judge Hayes, neither party is required to file Memoranda of Contentions of Fact and Law.

         8. Counsel shall comply with the pre-trial disclosure requirements of Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(3) by January 3, 2020. Failure to comply with these disclosure requirements could result in evidence preclusion or other sanctions under Fed.R.Civ.P. 37.

         9. Counsel shall meet and take the action required by Local Rule 16.1(f)(4) by January 10, 2020. At this meeting, counsel shall discuss and attempt to enter into stipulations and agreements resulting in simplification of the triable issues. Counsel shall exchange copies and/or display all exhibits other than those to be used for impeachment. The exhibits shall be prepared in accordance with Local Rule 16.1(f)(4)(c). Counsel shall note any objections they have to any other parties' Pretrial Disclosures under Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(3). Counsel shall cooperate in the preparation of the proposed pretrial conference order.

         10. Counsel for plaintiff will be responsible for preparing the pretrial order and arranging the meetings of counsel pursuant to Civil Local Rule 16.1(f). By January 17, 2020, plaintiff's counsel must provide opposing counsel with the proposed pretrial order for review and approval. Opposing counsel must communicate promptly with plaintiff's attorney concerning any objections to form or content of the pretrial order, and both parties shall attempt promptly to resolve their differences, if any, concerning the order.

         11. The Proposed Final Pretrial Conference Order, including objections to any other parties' Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(3) Pretrial Disclosures shall be prepared, served and lodged with the assigned district judge by January 24, 2020, and shall be in the form prescribed in and comply with Local Rule 16.1(f)(6).

         12. The final Pretrial Conference is scheduled on the calendar of the Honorable William Q. Hayes on ...

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