Coleman v. Ford Motor Company
ORDER approving as outlined 14 Discovery Plan. Length of Trial 5 days. Case Track: Complex. Affirmative defenses stricken as outlined. So Ordered by Judge Joseph N. Laplante. Summary Judgment Motions due by 6/22/2012. Dispositive Motion Filing Deadline 12/22/2011. Mediation Follow Up on 5/31/2012.(dae)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Civil No. 11-cv-00359-JL
Ford Motor Company
ORDER AFTER PRELIMINARY
The Preliminary Pretrial Conference was held on September
The plaintiff asserts six claims:
defective manufacture, and failure to warn in both negligence and
The Discovery Plan (document no. 14) is approved as
submitted, with the following changes:
• Close of discovery - June 15, 2012
• Close of expert discovery - supplementation
deadline - June 15, 2012
Plaintiff’s expert disclosure - February 23, 2012
Defendant’s expert disclosure - May 23, 2012
• Jury trial - November, 2012
Based on the discussions at the conference, the following
are stricken without prejudice to being reinstated on request if
warranted by the evidence:
• the following affirmative defenses:
(insufficient service of process and insufficient process),
misuse, statute of limitations, untimely notice.
The parties and counsel are advised that
compliance with Rule 56(e) and Local Rule 7.2(b), regarding
evidentiary support for factual assertions, and specification and
delineation of material issues of disputed fact, will be
Discovery disputes will be handled by
the undersigned judge, as opposed to the Magistrate Judge, in the
No motion to compel is necessary.
The party or
counsel seeking discovery-related relief should confer with
adverse counsel to choose mutually available dates, and then
contact the Deputy Clerk to schedule a conference call with the
The court will inform counsel and parties what written
materials, if any, should be submitted in advance of the
Customary motions to compel discovery, while disfavored by
the undersigned judge, are nonetheless permissible.
prefer traditional discovery litigation to the conference call
procedure set forth above, any such motion to compel should
expressly request, in the title of the motion, a referral to the
United States Magistrate Judge.
normally be granted.
Such referral requests will
If the Magistrate Judge is recused,
alternate arrangements will be made.
Joseph N. Laplante
United States District Judge
September 20, 2011
Richard Coleman, pro se
James M. Campbell, Esq.
Trevor J. Keenan, Esq.