Hoffner v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Initial Case Management ORDER, signed by Weld County, District Court Judges, on 2/3/11. (lyg, )
DISTRICT COURT WELD COUNTY, COLORADO
Court Address: 901 9th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2038 Greeley, CO 80632
Phone Number : (970) 351-7300
Plaintiff(s): LARRY W. HOFFNER
EFILED Document – District Court
CO Weld County District Court 19th JD
Filing Date: Feb 3 2011 1:30PM MST
Filing ID: 35750483
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Case Number: 11 CV39
Defendant(s): BANK OF CHOICE HOLDING COMPANY
INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER (Revised 01-24-11)
THIS ORDER CONTAINS INFORMATION AND DEADLINES FOR CIVIL CASES TO
WHICH C.R.C.P. 16.1 SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURE APPLIES (SEE SECTION IV),
AND CASES TO WHICH C.R.C.P. 16 APPLIES (SEE SECTION V & VI).
PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO ALL CIVIL PROCEEDINGS IN THE NINETEENTH
ELECTRONIC FILING: All counsel shall electronically file and serve, in accordance
with C.R.C.P. 121 §1-26, all pleadings, motions, briefs, exhibits, and other documents using LexisNexis
File & Serve. When filing electronically, the filing party shall retain a copy of the original document for
production to the Court if necessary. A proposed order shall be filed electronically in Word or Word
Perfect format. For more information on electronic filing, contact LexisNexis File & Serve at (888) 5297587 or visit www.lexisnexis.com/fileandserve.
PROPOSED ORDERS: All motions shall be accompanied by an appropriate
proposed order. E-filed orders shall not be scanned; instead, upload the original document in Word or
WordPerfect to LexisNexis File & Serve. Failure to provide a proposed order in this format may
result in a longer period of time for entry of an order on your motion.
DEADLINES APPLICABLE TO ALL CIVIL CASES FILED PURSUANT TO EITHER
C.R.CP. 16 OR C.R.C.P. 16.1 SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURE:
SERVICE OF PROCESS: Returns of Service for all defendants shall be filed within
sixty (60) days of the filing of the Complaint.
DEFAULT JUDGMENT: Application for default judgment shall be filed within twenty
(20) days after default has occurred and should comply with C.R.C.P. 55 and 121 §1-14.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE: No later than 45 days after the case is at issue, the
responsible attorney shall file a Certificate of Compliance stating that the parties have complied with all
the requirements or, if they have not complied with each requirement, shall identify the requirements
which have not been fulfilled and set forth any reasons for the failure to comply. C.R.C.P. 16(b)(7) or
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The Court will consider extending these deadlines only upon the timely filing of a motion
showing good cause.
If an attorney or self-represented party fails to comply with Part II of this Order, the Court may
dismiss the case without prejudice. This Order shall serve as the initial notice required by C.R.C.P.
41(b)(2) and C.R.C.P. 121 § 1-10.
The parties are encouraged to agree on an individual who will act as a mediator in the event of a
discovery dispute. The mediator’s job is to help (1) avoid and (2) resolve discovery problems, providing
a speedy, efficient, and economical result. If a problem arises and agreement is not possible, the mediator
will resolve it by ruling on the issue. If the parties so agree, they shall move the Court to appoint the
agreed-upon person as a “special master” pursuant to C.R.C.P. 53 and C.R.S. §§ 13-22-302(8) and 13-22313(1). The court may also appoint a master on its own volition pursuant to C.R.C.P. 53.
CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER FOR CASES TO WHICH SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURE
OF C.R.C.P. 16.1 APPLIES:
C.R.C.P. 16.1, effective for cases filed on or after July 1, 2004, will apply unless a party timely
and properly elects to exclude the case from its provisions. Please refer to C.R.C.P. 16.1(d) for the
deadlines and procedures if a party wishes to be excluded from the simplified procedures of C.R.C.P.
16.1. This Rule does not apply to those cases listed at C.R.C.P. 16.1(b). However, the parties may
stipulate that the simplified procedures of C.R.C.P. 16.1 apply to a case in which a party is seeking a
monetary judgment of more than $100,000, provided the parties comply with the provisions of C.R.C.P.
16.1(e) for inclusion under this Rule.
This Court has adopted and will follow the presumptive deadlines set forth in C.R.C.P. 16.1;
however, the judges in this district have set a deadline that the responsible attorney set the case for trial no
more than thirty days after the case is at issue, as opposed to the forty- day limit set forth in the Rule.
C.R.C.P. 16.1(g). Please see Section V.A below, regarding the deadline for contacting the division
clerk to schedule a trial in this district and the contact information for each district court civil
The Court encourages the parties to refer to C.R.C.P. 16.1, especially the sections regarding
disclosures and discovery, as C.R.C.P. 16.1 procedures and deadlines differ substantially from C.R.C.P.
Please Note: If you elect to be excluded from application of the
simplified procedure pursuant to C.R.C.P. 16.1(d), or if Rule 16.1
does not apply to your case, then the presumptive case management
order of C.R.C.P. 16 will apply, with this Court’s modifications as
outlined in Section V & VI below.
CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER FOR CASES TO WHICH C.R.C.P. 16 APPLIES:
Pursuant to C.R.C.P. 16(b), as amended February 13, 2002 (effective July 1, 2002), a presumptive
Case Management Order controls the course of these proceedings. Therefore, the presumptive deadlines
set forth in C.R.C.P. 16(b)(4) through 16(b)(10) apply.
TRIAL SETTING: A Notice to Set Trial by Telephone shall be filed. Trial shall be set
no later than thirty (30) days after the date the case is at issue. Settings are conducted by telephone and
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are non-appearance settings. To reach the Division in which your case has been assigned, please call
during division setting times between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
at (970) 351-7300 followed by the division extension:
Division 1 at extension 5410
Division 3 at extension 5430
Division 4 at extension 5440
Division 5 at extension 5451
PRETRIAL MOTION DEADLINES FOR CASES TO WHICH C.R.C.P. 16 APPLIES:
SHRECK MOTIONS: To the extent a party wishes to challenge an opposing expert
witness under C.R.E. 702 and People v. Shreck, 22 P.3d 68 (Colo. 2001), such motions setting forth the
basis for the challenge shall be filed no later than sixty-five (65) days prior to trial. If a hearing is
necessary, it shall be held no later than forty-five (45) days prior to trial.
MOTIONS IN LIMINE: All motions in limine must be filed no later than twenty-one
(21) calendar days prior to trial. A party wishing to file a response to the motion in limine must do so
within five (5) calendar days of the date the motion in limine was filed with the court. A reply may be
filed within five (5) calendar days of the date the response was filed with the court.
If a request for a modified case management order is filed pursuant to C.R.C.P. 16(c), the
deadlines set forth in the proposed modified order shall include those set forth above.
ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Cases in which trial length is two (2) days or more, the parties shall engage in alternate dispute
resolution (“ADR”). While the Court prefers mediation, the parties may agree to any form of
ADR defined in C.R.S. §§ 13-22-301 to -313. Plaintiff’s counsel or responsible attorney (if
Plaintiff is self-represented) must file a certificate of completion of ADR at least seventy-five
(75) days before trial. The court may schedule a status conference after receipt of the certificate
of completion of ADR.
Motions or briefs in excess of ten (10) pages in length, exclusive of tables and
appendices, are discouraged, and may not be considered by the Court. C.R.C.P. 121, § 1-15.
Please refer to C.R.C.P. 10, Form and Quality of Pleadings, Motions and Other
NOTICE TO PARTIES WHO ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY A LAWYER: It is your
responsibility to comply with all deadlines and requirements of this Case Management Order, the
Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, Colorado Rules of Evidence, and other orders issued by the
court. You will be expected to be prepared for all hearings scheduled for this case. Please be
advised that court personnel cannot provide legal advice to you.
NOTICE TO OTHER PARTIES: Plaintiff shall mail a copy of this Initial Case
Management Order to all other parties who enter an appearance.
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Dated: February 3, 2011
District Court Judge
This document was filed pursuant to C.R.C.P. 121, § 1-26. A printable version of the electronically signed document is available in the
Court’s electronic file.
I certify that the foregoing Initial Case Management Order was dispatched electronically to Plaintiff via LexisNexis.
Dated: February 3, 2011
(Deputy Clerk e-file signature)
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