Wekenborg v. NCO Financial Systems, Inc.

Filing 15

STATUS ORDER signed by Judge William B. Shubb on 4/16/09 ORDERING the status conference set for 4/20/09 is VACATED; Discovery due by 4/27/2009; Motion hearing deadline is set for 12/11/09; Final Pretrial Conference set for 2/8/2010 at 02:00 PM in Cou rtroom 5 (WBS) before Judge William B. Shubb; Jury Trial set for 4/6/2010 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Judge William B. Shubb. (Carlos, K) Modified on 4/16/2009 (Carlos, K). (Additional attachment(s) added on 4/16/2009: # 1 Status Order) (Carlos, K).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JOHN WEKENBORG, Plaintiff, v. NCO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS, INC., Defendant. / ----oo0oo---STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) ORDER After reviewing the parties' Joint Status Report, the court hereby vacates the Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference scheduled for April 20, 2009, and makes the following findings and orders without needing to consult with the parties any further. I. SERVICE OF PROCESS NO. CIV. 09-14 WBS KJM UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ----oo0oo---- All named defendants have been served and no further service is permitted without leave of court, good cause having been shown under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b). 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 II. JOINDER OF PARTIES/AMENDMENTS No further joinder of parties or amendments to pleadings will be permitted except with leave of court, good cause having been shown under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b). See Johnson v. Mammoth Recreations, Inc., 975 F.2d 604 (9th Cir. 1992). III. JURISDICTION/VENUE Jurisdiction is predicated upon 42 U.S.C. 1692k(d) (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act). hereby found to be proper. IV. DISCOVERY Venue is undisputed and is The parties have agreed to serve initial disclosures required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1) by April 13, 2009. If they have not already done so, the parties shall serve initial disclosures no later than April 27, 2009. The parties shall disclose any experts and produce reports in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) no later than July 24, 2009. With regard to expert testimony intended solely for rebuttal, those experts shall be disclosed and reports produced in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) on or before September 25, 2009. All discovery, including depositions for preservation of testimony, is left open, save and except that it shall be so conducted as to be completed by November 6, 2009. The word "completed" means that all discovery shall have been conducted so that all depositions have been taken and any disputes relevant to discovery shall have been resolved by appropriate order if necessary and, where discovery has been ordered, the order has 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 been obeyed. All motions to compel discovery must be noticed on the Magistrate Judge's calendar in accordance with the local rules of this court and so that such motions may be heard (and any resulting orders obeyed) no later than November 6, 2009. V. MOTION HEARING SCHEDULE All motions, except motions for continuances, temporary restraining orders, or other emergency applications, shall be filed on or before December 11, 2009. All motions shall be Counsel are noticed for the next available hearing date. cautioned to refer to the local rules regarding the requirements for noticing and opposing such motions on the court's regularly scheduled law and motion calendar. VI. FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE The Final Pretrial Conference is set for February 8, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom No. 5. The conference shall be attended by at least one of the attorneys who will conduct the trial for each of the parties and by any unrepresented parties. Counsel for all parties are to be fully prepared for trial at the time of the Pretrial Conference, with no matters remaining to be accomplished except production of witnesses for oral testimony. Counsel shall file separate pretrial statements, and are referred to Local Rules 16-281 and 16-282 relating to the contents of and time for filing those statements. In addition to those subjects listed in Local Rule 16-281(b), the parties are to provide the court with: (1) a plain, concise statement that identifies every non-discovery motion that has been made to the court, and its resolution; (2) a list of the remaining claims as against each defendant; and (3) the estimated number of trial 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 days. In providing the plain, concise statements of undisputed facts and disputed factual issues contemplated by Local Rule 16-281(b)(3)-(4), the parties shall emphasize the claims that remain at issue and any remaining affirmatively pled defenses thereto. If the case is to be tried to a jury, the parties shall also prepare a succinct statement of the case, which is appropriate for the court to read to the jury. VII. TRIAL SETTING The jury trial is set for April 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. The parties anticipate that a jury trial will last two court days. VIII. SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE A Settlement Conference will be set at the time of the Pretrial Conference. All parties should be prepared to advise the court whether they will stipulate to the trial judge acting as settlement judge and waive disqualification by virtue thereof. Counsel are instructed to have a principal with full settlement authority present at the Settlement Conference or to be fully authorized to settle the matter on any terms. At least seven calendar days before the Settlement Conference, counsel for each party shall submit a confidential Settlement Conference Statement for review by the settlement judge. If the settlement judge is not the trial judge, the Settlement Conference Statements shall not be filed and will not otherwise be disclosed to the trial judge. IX. MODIFICATIONS TO SCHEDULING ORDER Any requests to modify the dates or terms of this 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Scheduling Order, except requests to change the date of the trial, may be heard and decided by the assigned Magistrate Judge. All requests to change the trial date shall be heard and decided only by the undersigned judge. DATED: April 16, 2009 5

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