Sean Silverthorne v. City of Huntington Beach et al

Filing 22

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL by Magistrate Judge Karen L. Stevenson. Response to Order to Show Cause due by 11/22/2017. Plaintiff may discharge this order by filing a status report. If plaintiff does not wish to pursue this action, he may file a Notice of Dismissal. Failure to comply with this order may result in dismissal of the case. (Attachments: # 1 CMO 5-15-17, # 2 Deft's Status Repot 10-24-17) (rh)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 SEAN SILVERTHORNE, 12 Plaintiff 13 v. 14 CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH, et al., 15 No. SA CV 17-141-JAK (KS) CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER IN CIVIL RIGHTS CASES Defendant. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 This civil rights case has been referred to Magistrate Judge Karen L. Stevenson for pretrial proceedings. This order governs discovery and pretrial motions in this case. Please read this order carefully. It may differ from similar orders by other judicial officers, and even from prior iterations of this order used by this Court in other civil rights cases. Where this order imposes a requirement that differs from Judge Stevenson’s Procedures, 1 this order governs. The Court adopts this order to facilitate the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of this case. 27 28 1 Judge Stevenson’s Procedures are available at: 1 2 3 I. Discovery A. Cutoff Date 4 All discovery must be completed on or before 180 days from the date 5 of this Order. No party may take discovery after that date without the Court’s prior 6 approval, which it will grant only in exceptional circumstances and upon a showing 7 of good cause. 8 Discovery taken by oral deposition is complete when questioning ceases. 9 Discovery taken by written request (interrogatories, requests for production of 10 documents and things, deposition upon written question, and requests for 11 admissions) is complete on the date the written response to the request is due. 12 B. Availability of Discovery 13 Parties may obtain discovery regarding any matter, not privileged, that is 14 relevant to the claim or defense of any party and proportional to the needs of the 15 case. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(1). Pro se litigants are entitled to discovery in civil 16 rights actions to the same extent as litigants represented by counsel. The Court may 17 order a complete or partial stay of discovery in appropriate circumstances, including 18 when a defense of qualified immunity is raised. 19 C. Oral Depositions 20 Any oral deposition must be scheduled to commence at least fourteen 21 calendar days after service of the deposition notice and at least five court days 22 before the discovery cutoff date. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 30(a)(2), leave of Court is given to depose Plaintiff if Plaintiff is confined in prison. 24 25 26 27 28 2 1 D. Written Discovery (Interrogatories, Production of Documents and 2 Things, Depositions Upon Written Questions, and Requests for 3 Admissions) 4 A party must serve any interrogatories, requests for production of documents 5 and things, notices of deposition upon written question, or requests for admissions at 6 least 45 calendar days before the discovery cutoff date. 7 II. 8 Motions A. Discovery Motions 9 Any motion challenging the adequacy of a discovery response or seeking an 10 order compelling further discovery must be filed and served no later than thirty 11 calendar days after the discovery cutoff date. If no party to the action is in custody, 12 Local Rule 37-2 governs the preparation and filing of any discovery motion, unless 13 the parties have received Court approval by stipulation of an alternative procedure 14 (e.g., a filing of Motion, Opposition, and Reply with specified due dates). If any 15 party to the action is in custody, the parties are excused from Local Rule 37-2’s 16 joint stipulation requirement. In that case, no hearing date will be set and any 17 opposition must be filed no later than 21 days from service of the motion. Neither 18 the motion nor the opposition, including memoranda in support, may exceed 10 19 pages in length unless leave of Court is obtained in advance. Any reply may be 20 filed within 10 days of service of the opposition and is limited to 8 pages in length. 21 The Court expects that the parties will resolve discovery problems among 22 themselves whenever possible. See Local R. 37-1. 23 B. Substantive Motions 24 Any motions directed to the Court’s jurisdiction or to the merits of any claim 25 or defense (such as a Motion to Dismiss or a Motion for Summary Judgment) must 26 be filed and served not later than 240 days from the date of this Order. If no party to 27 the action is in custody, the regular Local Civil Rules governing the noticing and 28 3 1 briefing of motions apply. See C.D.Cal. Local Civ. Rules 7, 56. If any party to the 2 action is in custody, no hearing date will be set. Any opposition to the motion must 3 be filed and served within 21 calendar days after service of the motion, and an 4 optional reply may be filed within 14 calendar days after service of the opposition. 5 The Court will deem the motion submitted for decision based on the papers timely 6 filed and without oral argument unless otherwise ordered. 7 The Court may deem the failure to file a timely opposition to a motion to 8 constitute the non-movant’s consent to the granting of the relief sought. See 9 C.D.Cal. Local Civ. Rule 7-12. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 III. Status Report Each party must file and serve a status report no later than 120 days from the date of this order. The status report must contain the following information: (a) a summary of the proceedings to date and a statement of the principal issues raised by the case; (b) a statement informing the Court whether all parties have been served and, if not, a proposed deadline by which service will be completed; 17 (c) a statement informing the Court whether other parties will be added or 18 amended pleadings will be filed and, if so, a proposed deadline by which those steps 19 will be taken; 20 21 22 23 24 25 (d) a description of any discovery completed and a schedule for any future discovery; (e) a list of contemplated motions, if any, along with proposed dates for the filing and hearing of such motions; (f) an estimate of the time likely to be required for trial, and a statement as to whether trial by jury is desired and has been properly requested; 26 (g) a description of any settlement negotiations that have occurred, and a 27 recommendation as to the form of settlement conference or other method of 28 4 1 alternative dispute resolution that would be most appropriate given the nature of this 2 case; and (h) any suggestions the parties may wish to make regarding the management 3 4 of this action. The parties are strongly encouraged to file a joint status report, when feasible. 5 6 IV. Compliance with Rules 7 All parties, represented and unrepresented, whether in custody or not, must 8 comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Local Rules of this Court, 9 Judge Stevenson’s Policies and Procedures, and this order unless this Court 10 expressly excuses compliance. 11 If Plaintiff is in custody and is proceeding pro se, compliance with the 12 following Local Rules is excused: C.D.Cal Local Civ. Rules 7-3, 7-14, 7-15 (all 13 substantive motions will be deemed submitted the day after the reply papers are 14 due), Local Rules 26-1, 37-1, 37-2, 37-3, and 65-1 (but only to the extent that it 15 requires motions for temporary restraining orders or preliminary injunctions to be 16 set for hearing on the calendar). 17 IT IS SO ORDERED. 18 19 20 21 DATED: May 15, 2017 ___________________________________ KAREN L. STEVENSON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 5

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