Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company v. JCW Plumbing & Heating LLC, et al
ENDORSED ORDER approving 9 Discovery Plan. Length of Trial 4-5 days. Case Track: Standard. Text of Order: Discovery plan approved as submitted/with changes. So Ordered by Chief Judge Joseph N. Laplante. Mediation Follow Up on 7/31/2013.(ko)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Metropolitan Property & Casualty
Civil No. 13-cv-00063-JL
JCW Plumbing & Heating, LLC, et al.
ORDER AFTER PRELIMINARY
The Preliminary Pretrial Conference was held in chambers on
April 16, 2013.
The Discovery Plan (document no. 9) is approved as
submitted, with the following changes:
• Close of discovery - 120 days prior to final
• Expert challenges -
60 days before final pretrial
• Expert discovery:
Plaintiff’s expert disclosure - October 1, 2013
Defendant’s expert disclosure - November 15, 2013
Supplementation - December 15, 2013
• Summary judgment deadline - 120 days prior to final
• Jury trial - May 2014
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
Oral argument on dispositive motions.
Counsel and the
parties should anticipate that oral argument will be held on all
Any party preferring that such a motion be
decided on the written filings alone should so notify the clerk.
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
Dated: April 16, 2013
Daniel W. Coffey, Esq.
Robert M. Desrosier, Esq.
Lesley F. Cornell, Esq.