Bonzani v. Shinseki et al

Filing 22

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 4/12/11: Status (pretrial scheduling) Conference set for 7/27/2011 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 24 (EFB) before Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan. HEARING as to 14 Motion to Dismiss set for 5/18/2011 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 24 (EFB) before Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan. Not later than fourteen (14) days prior to the status conference, the parties shall file status reports. (Kaminski, H)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 MATTHEW BONZANI, 11 12 13 Plaintiff, No. CIV S-11-0007 EFB vs. ERIC K. SHINSEKI, Secretary of Veterans Affairs; SCOTT HUNDAHL, M.D.; 14 Defendants. 15 ORDER / 16 On April 8, 2011, this action was reassigned to the undersigned based on the consent of 17 the parties, and all hearing dates then set before the district judge were vacated. See Dckt. No. 18 18; see also E.D. Cal. L.R. 305; 28 U.S.C. § 636(c). Because this case has not yet been 19 scheduled pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b), a status (pretrial scheduling) 20 conference will be set before the undersigned. Additionally, defendants’ motion to dismiss, 21 Dckt. No. 14, has been reset for hearing before the undersigned. See Dckt. No. 21. 22 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 23 1. Defendants’ motion to dismiss, Dckt. No. 14, is rescheduled for hearing before the 24 25 26 undersigned on May 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom No. 24. 2. A status (pretrial scheduling) conference is set for July 27, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom No. 24 before the undersigned. 1 1 2 3. Not later than fourteen (14) days prior to the status conference, the parties shall file status reports1 briefly describing the case and addressing the following: 3 a. Progress in service of process; 4 b. Possible joinder of additional parties; 5 c. Expected or desired amendment of pleadings; 6 d. Jurisdiction and venue; 7 e. Anticipated motions and their scheduling; 8 f. The report required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 outlining the 9 proposed discovery plan and its scheduling, including disclosure of expert witnesses; 10 11 g. Cut-off dates for discovery and law and motion, and dates for pretrial conference and trial; 12 h. Special procedures, if any; 13 I. Estimated trial time; 14 j. Modifications of standard pretrial procedures due to the simplicity or 15 complexity of the proceedings; 16 k. Whether the case is related to any other cases, including bankruptcy; 17 l. Whether a settlement conference should be scheduled; 18 m. Whether counsel will stipulate to the magistrate judge assigned to this matter 19 acting as settlement judge and waiving disqualification by virtue of his so acting, or whether they 20 prefer to have a settlement conference conducted before another judge; 21 n. Any other matters that may add to the just and expeditious disposition of this 22 matter. 23 //// 24 //// 25 26 1 The parties are encouraged, when possible, to file a joint status report. 2 1 2 3 4. Failing to obey federal or local rules, or order of this court, may result in dismissal of this action. 5. Counsel are reminded of their continuing duty to notify chambers immediately of any 4 settlement or other disposition. See L.R. 160. In addition, the parties are cautioned that pursuant 5 to Local Rule 230(c), opposition to granting of a motion must be filed fourteen (14) days 6 preceding the noticed hearing date. The Local Rule further provides that “[n]o party will be 7 entitled to be heard in opposition to a motion at oral arguments if written opposition to the 8 motion has not been timely filed by that party.” Moreover, Local Rule 230(i) provides that 9 failure to appear may be deemed withdrawal of opposition to the motion or may result in 10 sanctions. Finally, Local Rule 110 provides that failure to comply with the Local Rules “may be 11 grounds for imposition of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the 12 inherent power of the Court.” 13 DATED: April 12, 2011. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 3

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