United States District Court, E.D. California
SCHEDULING ORDER  (FED. R. CIV. P.
JENNIFER L. THURSTON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
Pleading Amendment Deadline
requested pleading amendments are ordered to be filed, either
through a stipulation or motion to amend, no later than
January 14, 2020.
claims as to “Doe” Defendants, including any
counterclaims and cross-claims, are hereby
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
November 12, 2019.
parties are ordered to complete all discovery pertaining to
non-experts on or before June 5, 2020, and
all discovery pertaining to experts on or before
August 10, 2020.
parties are directed to disclose all expert witnesses, in
writing, on or June 19, 2020, and to
disclose all rebuttal experts on or before July 17,
2020. 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 order.
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
March 9, 2020 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.
Pre-Trial Motion Schedule
non-dispositive pre-trial motions, including any discovery
motions, shall be filed no later than August 19,
2020, and heard on or before September
16, 2020. The Court hears non-dispositive motions at
9:00 a.m. ...