United States District Court, E.D. California
SHARON A. HART, Plaintiff,
MEGAN BRENNAN, Defendant.
SCHEDULING ORDER (FED. R. CIV. P. 16)
JENNIFER L. THURSTON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Date of Scheduling Conference
Appearances of Counsel
appeared in propria persona.
Olsen 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
February 77, 2020.
Discovery Plan and Cut-Off Date
has served her initial disclosures. Plaintiff is ordered to
serve her initial disclosures required by Fed.R.Civ.P.
26(a)(1) on or before November 29, 2019.
parties are ordered to complete all discovery pertaining to
non-experts on or before August 13, 2020,
and all discovery pertaining to experts on or before
October 30, 2020.
parties are directed to disclose all expert
witnesses, in writing, on or before August
31, 2020, and to disclose all rebuttal experts on or
before September 30, 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
April 2, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. before the
Honorable Jennifer L. Thurston, U.S. Magistrate Judge,
located at 510 19th Street, Bakersfield, California. The
parties SHALL file a joint mid-discovery status conference
report one week before the conference. Defense 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 and Ms. Hart may appear via
teleconference by dialing (888) 557-8511 and entering Access