(PC) Ortega v. United States of America et al

Filing 88

ORDER Approving Second Stipulation regarding expert discovery; ORDER Continuing Pretrial Conference, signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 1/17/2023. (Case Management Deadline: 3/3/2023, Pretrial Conference set for 6/26/2023 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 4 (JLT) before District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston)(Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 ALBERT ORTEGA, Case No. 1:19-cv-00999-JLT-EPG (PC) 11 Plaintiff, 12 v. ORDER APPROVING SECOND STIPULATION REGARDING EXPERT DISCOVERY 13 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 14 ORDER CONTINUING PRETRIAL CONFERENCE Defendant. (ECF No. 87) 15 16 17 On January 13, 2023, the parties filed a second joint stipulation to modify the expert 18 discovery deadlines. (ECF No. 87). Defense counsel has traveled to Federal Correctional 19 Institution, Phoenix, to meet with Plaintiff, and has met with the expert contemplated in 20 Plaintiff’s request for pre-approval of expenditures. (Id. at 1-2). “In order to account for the 21 additional steps necessitated by the Court’s involvement in funding, and to account for difficulties 22 that Plaintiff’s counsel have experienced with regard to communications with Plaintiff at his 23 housing in the Bureau of Prisons, the deadlines contained in the Court’s previous order should be 24 changed.” (Id. at 2). 25 26 27 Pursuant to the stipulation of the parties (ECF No. 87), and finding good causes exists, the dates and deadlines are modified as follows: 1. The deadline for all parties to serve their expert disclosures is March 3, 2023. 28 -1- 1 2. Parties have until April 3, 2023, to serve their rebuttal expert disclosures. 2 3. The deadline for the completion of all expert discovery is May 5, 2023. 3 4. The parties have until April 21, 2023, to file motion(s) for the attendance of 4 incarcerated witnesses. Opposition(s), if any, must be filed on or before May 19, 5 2023. 6 5. If Plaintiff wishes to have the Marshals Service serve any unincarcerated witnesses 7 who refuse to testify voluntarily, Plaintiff must submit the money orders to the 8 Court no later than May 19, 2023. In order to ensure timely submission of the 9 money orders, Plaintiff must notify the Court of the names and locations of his or 10 her witnesses, in compliance with the instructions in the amended second 11 scheduling order (ECF No. 82, pgs. 4-5), no later than April 21, 2023. 12 6. The deadline for the parties to file their joint pretrial statement is June 16, 2023. 13 7. The pretrial conference is set for June 26, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 4, 14 before District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston. The pretrial conference will be held 15 via Zoom video conferencing. The parties are directed to contact Courtroom 16 Deputy Irma Munoz (imunoz@caed.uscourts.gov) for the connection information. 17 8. All other terms and conditions of the Scheduling Orders remain in full force and 18 effect. 19 20 21 22 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: January 17, 2023 /s/ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 23 24 25 26 27 28 -2-

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