M.D.P., et al v. Houston County Health Care Authority, et al
RULE 26(f) ORDER directing that the Rule 26(f) report containing the discovery plan shall be filed as soon as practicable but not later than November 22, 2011, as further set out. Signed by Honorable Judge W. Harold Albritton, III on 11/3/11. (scn, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
M.D.P., a child, who sues by and through
her father and mother and next friends,
GAVIN J. PUGH and ABBY NICOLE PUGH; )
) CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:11-CV-461-WHA
HOUSTON COUNTY HEALTH
CARE AUTHORITY d/b/a/
MEDICAL CENTER; DOTHAN
OBGYN, INC.; GUY MALCOLM
MIDDLETON, M.D.; and DAWN
MICHELLE RALLS, R.N.,
RULE 26(f) ORDER
The parties are hereby reminded of the obligation, imposed by Rule 26(f) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure, to confer and to develop a proposed discovery plan. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the Rule 26(f) report containing the discovery plan shall be filed as soon as
practicable but not later than November 22, 2011.
The longstanding practice in this district is that dispositive motions shall be filed no later
than 90 days prior to the pretrial date. If the parties seek to vary from that schedule, they should
present, in the plan, specific case-related reasons for the requested variance. In their Rule 26(f)
report, however, the parties should assume that the 90-day requirement will apply.
This case will be set for trial before the undersigned judge during one of that judge's
regularly scheduled civil trial terms. The pretrial date is normally set within four to six weeks of
a scheduled trial term. The dates of commencement of this judge's next two available civil trial
terms are as follows: August 20, 2012 and January 28, 2013. This case will be set for one of
these terms, and suggested deadlines should be made accordingly. If the parties agree that
they would like to fast-track this case, counsel may select a term of court from one of THIS
JUDGE'S earlier terms by visiting the Middle District of Alabama website at
http://www.almd.uscourts.gov/, and suggest deadlines accordingly.
The court may or may not hold a scheduling conference before issuing a scheduling
order. If the court holds a scheduling conference, counsel may participate in the scheduling
conference by conference call.
The scheduling order entered by the court will follow the form of the Uniform
Scheduling Order adopted by the judges of this court. The Uniform Scheduling Order is
available on the court's website, www.almd.uscourts.gov in the Civil Case Information section.
The report of the parties should comply with Form 52 of the Appendix of Forms to the
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
DONE this 3rd day of November, 2011.
/s/ W. Harold Albritton
W. HAROLD ALBRITTON
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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