United States District Court, E.D. California
STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER
WILLIAM B. SHUBB UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
reviewing the parties' Joint Status Report, the court
hereby vacates the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference
scheduled for December 9, 2019, and makes the following
findings and orders without needing to consult with the
parties any further.
SERVICE OF PROCESS
defendants have been served, and no further service is
permitted without leave of court, good cause having been
shown under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b).
JOINDER OF PARTIES/AMENDMENTS
further joinder of parties or amendments to pleadings will be
permitted except with leave of court, good cause having been
shown under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b). See
Johnson v. Mammoth Recreations, Inc., 975 F.2d 604 (9th
is predicated upon 28 U.S.C. § 2674, because it is a
case arising under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Venue is
undisputed and hereby found to be proper.
parties agree to serve the initial disclosures required by
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1) on or before
December 20, 2019.
plaintiffs shall disclose experts and produce reports in
accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) by
no later than July 24, 2020. The defendants shall disclose
experts and produce reports in accordance with Federal Rule
of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) by no later than August 28, 2020.
With regard to expert testimony intended solely for rebuttal,
those experts shall be disclosed and reports produced in
accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) on
or before September 25, 2020.
discovery, including depositions for preservation of
testimony, is left open, save and except that it shall be so
conducted as to be completed by October 23, 2020. The word
“completed” means that all discovery shall have
been conducted so that all depositions have been taken and
any disputes relevant to discovery shall have been resolved
by appropriate order if necessary and, where discovery has
been ordered, the order has been obeyed. All motions to
compel discovery must be noticed on the magistrate
judge's calendar in accordance with the local rules of
this court and so that such motions may be heard (and any
resulting orders obeyed) not later than October 23, 2020.
MOTION HEARING SCHEDULE
motions, except motions for continuances, temporary
restraining orders, or other emergency applications, shall be
filed on or before December 11, 2020. All motions shall be
noticed for the next available hearing date. Counsel are
cautioned to refer to the local rules regarding the
requirements for ...