Hayden et al v. United States of America et al

Filing 22

SCHEDULING ORDER, signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 11/11/2017. Pleading Amendment Deadline 2/5/2018. Discovery Deadlines: Initial Disclosures 3/8/2018; Non-Expert 7/6/2018; Expert 10/5/2018. Mid-Discovery Status Conference set fo r 5/31/2018 at 08:30 AM in Bakersfield, 510 19th Street before Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston. Non-Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filed by 10/19/2018; Hearing by 11/16/2018. Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filed by 12/7/2018; Hearing by 1/11/2019. Bench Trial set for 2/25/2019 at 08:30 AM in Bakersfield, 510 19th Street before Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston. (Hall, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 ANGELA HAYDEN, et al,, 12 Plaintiffs, 13 14 v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 15 Defendant. 16 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 17 Case No.: 1:17-CV-0517- JLT SCHEDULING ORDER (Fed. R. Civ. P. 16) Pleading Amendment Deadline: 2/5/2018 Discovery Deadlines: Initial Disclosures: 3/8/2018 Non-Expert: 7/6/2018 Expert: 10/5/2018 Mid-Discovery Status Conference: 5/31/2018 at 8:30 a.m. 18 Non-Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filing: 10/19/2018 Hearing: 11/16/2018 19 20 21 Dispositive Motion Deadlines: Filing: 12/7/2018 Hearing: 1/11/2019 22 23 Trial: 2/25/2019 at 8:30 a.m. 510 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA Bench trial: 3-5 days 24 25 26 27 28 I. Pleading Amendment Deadline Any requested pleading amendments are ordered to be filed, either through a stipulation or motion to amend, no later than February 5, 2018. 1 1 II. Fictitiously-Named Defendants All claims as to “Doe” Defendants, including any counterclaims and cross-claims, are hereby 2 3 DISMISSED. 4 III. 5 6 7 8 9 Discovery Plan and Cut-Off Date The parties are ordered to exchange the initial disclosures required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1) on or before March 8, 2018. The parties are ordered to complete all discovery pertaining to non-experts on or before July 6, 2018, and all discovery pertaining to experts on or before October 5, 2018. Plaintiffs are directed to disclose all expert witnesses, in writing, on or before August 3, 2018. 10 Defendant SHALL disclose its experts no later than September 7, 2018. Any rebuttal experts for 11 Plaintiffs SHALL be disclosed on or before September 21, 2018. In the event an expert will offer 12 opinions related to an independent medical or mental health evaluation, the examination SHALL occur 13 sufficiently in advance of the disclosure deadlines so the expert’s report fully details the expert’s 14 opinions in this regard. 15 The written designation of retained and non-retained experts shall be made pursuant to Fed. 16 R. Civ. P. Rule 26(a)(2), (A), (B), and (C) and shall include all information required thereunder. 17 Failure to designate experts in compliance with this order may result in the Court excluding the 18 testimony or other evidence offered through such experts that are not disclosed pursuant to this orde 19 The provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(4) and (5) shall apply to all discovery relating to experts 20 and their opinions. Experts must be fully prepared to be examined on all subjects and opinions 21 included in the designation. Failure to comply will result in the imposition of sanctions, which may 22 include striking the expert designation and preclusion of expert testimony. 23 24 25 The provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(e) regarding a party’s duty to timely supplement disclosures and responses to discovery requests will be strictly enforced. A mid-discovery status conference is scheduled for May 31, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. before the 26 Honorable Jennifer L. Thurston, U.S. Magistrate Judge, located at 510 19th Street, Bakersfield, 27 California. Counsel SHALL file a joint mid-discovery status conference report one week before the 28 conference. Counsel also SHALL lodge the status report via e-mail to JLTorders@caed.uscourts.gov. 2 1 The joint statement SHALL outline the discovery counsel have completed and that which needs to be 2 completed as well as any impediments to completing the discovery within the deadlines set forth in this 3 order. Counsel may appear via teleconference by dialing (888) 557-8511 and entering Access Code 4 1652736, provided the Magistrate Judge's Courtroom Deputy Clerk receives a written notice of the 5 intent to appear telephonically no later than five court days before the noticed hearing date. 6 IV. Pre-Trial Motion Schedule All non-dispositive pre-trial motions, including any discovery motions, shall be filed no later 7 8 than October 19, 2018, and heard on or before November 16, 2018. The Court hears non-dispositive 9 motions at 9:00 a.m. at the United States District Courthouse in Bakersfield, California. No motion to amend or stipulation to amend the case schedule will be entertained unless it 10 11 is filed at least one week before the first deadline the parties wish to extend. Likewise, no written 12 discovery motions shall be filed without the prior approval of the assigned Magistrate Judge. A party 13 with a discovery dispute must first confer with the opposing party in a good faith effort to resolve by 14 agreement the issues in dispute. If that good faith effort is unsuccessful, the moving party promptly 15 shall seek a telephonic hearing with all involved parties and the Magistrate Judge. It shall be the 16 obligation of the moving party to arrange and originate the conference call to the court. To schedule 17 this telephonic hearing, the parties are ordered to contact the Courtroom Deputy Clerk, Susan Hall, at 18 (661) 326-6620 or via email at SHall@caed.uscourts.gov. Counsel must comply with Local Rule 251 19 with respect to discovery disputes or the motion will be denied without prejudice and dropped 20 from the Court’s calendar. All dispositive pre-trial motions shall be filed no later than December 7, 2018, and heard no 21 22 later than January 11, 2019, before the Honorable Jennifer L. Thurston, United States Magistrate 23 Judge, at the United States District Courthouse in Bakersfield, California. In scheduling such motions, 24 counsel shall comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 and Local Rules 230 and 260. 25 V. Motions for Summary Judgment or Summary Adjudication 26 At least 21 days before filing a motion for summary judgment or motion for summary 27 adjudication, the parties are ORDERED to meet, in person or by telephone, to confer about the issues 28 to be raised in the motion. 3 1 The purpose of the meeting shall be to: 1) avoid filing motions for summary judgment where a 2 question of fact exists; 2) determine whether the respondent agrees that the motion has merit in whole 3 or in part; 3) discuss whether issues can be resolved without the necessity of briefing; 4) narrow the 4 issues for review by the court; 5) explore the possibility of settlement before the parties incur the 5 expense of briefing a motion; and 6) to develop a joint statement of undisputed facts. The moving party SHALL initiate the meeting and SHALL provide a complete, proposed 6 7 statement of undisputed facts at least five days before the conference. The finalized joint statement of 8 undisputed facts SHALL include all facts that the parties agree, for purposes of the motion, may be 9 deemed true. In addition to the requirements of Local Rule 260, the moving party shall file the joint 10 statement of undisputed facts. In the notice of motion the moving party SHALL certify that the parties have met and conferred 11 12 as ordered above, or set forth a statement of good cause for the failure to meet and confer. Failure to 13 comply may result in the motion being stricken. 14 VI. February 25, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. at the United States District Courthouse in Bakersfield, 15 16 Trial Date California, before the Honorable Jennifer L. Thurston, United States Magistrate Judge. 17 A. This is a bench trial. 18 B. Counsels' Estimate of Trial Time: 3-5 days. 19 C. Counsels' attention is directed to Local Rules of Practice for the Eastern District of 20 California, Rule 285. 21 VII. Settlement Conference A settlement conference is set before Magistrate Judge Barbara McAullife on February 22, 2018 22 23 at 9:30 a.m., located in Courtroom 8 in Fresno, California. (Doc. 18 at 2) 24 VIII. Request for Bifurcation, Appointment of Special Master, or other Techniques to Shorten 25 Trial Not applicable at this time. 26 27 28 IX. Related Matters Pending There are no pending related matters. 4 1 2 X. Compliance with Federal Procedure All counsel are expected to familiarize themselves with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 3 and the Local Rules of Practice of the Eastern District of California, and to keep abreast of any 4 amendments thereto. The Court must insist upon compliance with these Rules to efficiently handle its 5 increasing case load, and sanctions will be imposed for failure to follow both the Federal Rules of Civil 6 Procedure and the Local Rules of Practice for the Eastern District of California. 7 XIV. Effect of this Order 8 9 The foregoing order represents the best estimate of the court and counsel as to the agenda most suitable to dispose of this case. The trial date reserved is specifically reserved for this case. If the 10 parties determine at any time that the schedule outlined in this order cannot be met, counsel are ordered 11 to notify the court immediately of that fact so that adjustments may be made, either by stipulation or by 12 subsequent status conference. 13 The dates set in this Order are considered to be firm and will not be modified absent a 14 showing of good cause even if the request to modify is made by stipulation. Stipulations 15 extending the deadlines contained herein will not be considered unless they are accompanied by 16 affidavits or declarations, and where appropriate attached exhibits, which establish good cause 17 for granting the relief requested. 18 Failure to comply with this order may result in the imposition of sanctions. 19 20 21 22 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: November 11, 2017 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 23 24 25 26 27 28 5

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