Woodland Tractor and Equipment v.. CNH Industrial America

Filing 24

STIPULATION and ORDER signed by District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. on 8/22/17: The non-expert discovery completion date is hereby continued to September 29, 2017. The expert disclosure deadline is hereby continued to October 20, 2017. The last day to hear dispositive motions of November 20, 2017 and the accompanying Motion Hearing Schedule is hereby continued to January 15, 2017. (Kaminski, H)

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1 R. Bryan Martin (Bar No. 221684) bmartin@hbblaw.com 2 Laura Williams (Bar No. 286393) lwilliams@hbblaw.com 3 HAIGHT BROWN & BONESTEEL LLP 2050 Main Street, Suite 600 4 Irvine, California 92614 Telephone: 714.426.4600 5 Facsimile: 714.754.0826 6 Attorneys for Defendant CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, LLC, 7 8 9 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO DIVISION 12 13 WOODLAND TRACTOR AND EQUIPMENT CO., INC., 14 Plaintiff, 15 v. 16 CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, LLC, 17 Defendant. 18 Case No. 2:15-CV-02042-MCE-DAD JOINT STIPULATION TO CONTINUE DISCOVERY CUT-OFF AND RELATED DEADLINES;ORDER The Hon. Judge Morrison England, Jr. and The Hon. Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan (temporary assignment) Action Filed: August 17, 2015 19 20 21 TO THE HONORABLE COURT: 22 Plaintiff, Woodland Tractor and Equipment Co., Inc., and Defendant, CNH Industrial 23 America, LLC, by and through their respective counsel of record, hereby join in requesting 24 that the Court adjust the Pretrial Scheduling Order by continuing the discovery cut-off for both 25 expert and non-expert discovery, as well as the Motion Hearing Schedule in order to allow the 26 parties to complete necessary discovery and participate in a meaningful mediation. 27 This request is based upon the following stipulation and statement of counsel: 28 CA51-0000050 12389063.1 1 JOINT STIPULATION TO CONTINUE PRETRIAL DEADLINES 1 1. Pursuant to the Court’s Order [Dkt. # 20], all non-expert discovery is to be 2 completed by August 14, 2017. 3 2. Pursuant to the Court’s Order [Dkt. # 20], expert witness disclosures are to be 4 made by September 4, 2017. 5 3. Pursuant to the Court’s Order [Dkt. # 20], the last day to hear dispositive 6 motions is November 20, 2017. 7 4. Counsel for Plaintiff and Defendant have diligently and professionally worked 8 together to timely complete discovery. In addition to initial disclosures, the parties have 9 exchanged multiple sets of written discovery and requests for responsive documents, which 10 was necessary before commencing depositions. The parties currently are engaged in 11 respective meet and confer efforts for recent written discovery each has propounded on the 12 other party. 13 5. To date, the parties have completed the following depositions: 14 a) James Burnside (Defendant’s former employee) (Volume I) 15 b) Jame Burnside (Defendant’s former employee) (Volume II) 16 c) Brad Preston (Defendant’s employee) 17 d) Gary Chaney (Defendant’s employee) 18 e) Ray Duke (Defendant’s employee) 19 f) Seth Tansey (Defendant’s employee) 20 g) Jeff Huckins (Plaintiff’s President and CEO) (Volume I) 21 h) Jeff Huckins (Plaintiff’s President and CEO) (Volume II) 22 i) Jeff Huckins (Plaintiff’s President and CEO) (Volume III) 23 j) Tari Vinson (Plaintiff’s former employee) 24 k) Jason Brown (Plaintiff’s former employee) 25 6. The parties are also in the process of scheduling multiple 30(b)(6) witnesses and 26 plan to take the depositions of at least four more third-party witnesses. Additionally, the 27 parties are currently waiting for one witness (Larry Filbert, a former employee of Plaintiff) to 28 recover from certain health conditions that to date have made him unavailable for deposition. CA51-0000050 12389063.1 2 JOINT STIPULATION TO CONTINUE PRETRIAL DEADLINES 1 7. Further, the parties have exchanged additional written discovery based upon the 2 testimony of the above-noted deponents. The parties have met and conferred, and continue to 3 work together to complete this outstanding discovery. 4 8. In light of the foregoing, both parties acknowledge and request that the non- 5 expert discovery cut-off to be continued to complete all outstanding discovery. Both parties 6 also acknowledge that the expert disclosure deadline and dispositive motion deadlines have 7 been correspondingly impacted. In order for the parties to make complete expert disclosures 8 and prepare fully supported dispositive motions, the completion of all non-expert discovery 9 must be done first. 10 9. Additionally, at the conclusion of non-expert discovery, the parties have 11 expressed interest and an intent to participate in private mediation in hopes of resolving this 12 matter prior to trial. 13 10. As the parties have been cooperating to complete discovery as efficiently as 14 possible, have agreed to complete the outstanding depositions and potential additional 15 discovery as soon as reasonably possible, have agreed that the completion of non-expert 16 discovery is necessary before completion of expert disclosures and dispositive motions, and 17 plan to participate in meaningful mediation, the parties request continuance of the non-expert 18 discovery completion deadline, expert disclosure deadline, and last day for hearing dispositive 19 motions (including the related Motion Hearing Schedule). 20 11. Accordingly, good cause exists to continue the non-expert discovery deadline 21 and the parties jointly request that the Court further amend the AMENDED PRETRIAL 22 SCHEDULING ORDER as follows: 23 Event 24 Completion of non-expert August 14, 2017 Discovery, as defined in Section I of Dkt. #16 Disclosure of Expert September 4, 2017 Witnesses Last Day to Hear Dispositive November 20, 2017 Motions and accompanying 25 26 27 28 Current Deadline CA51-0000050 12389063.1 3 Proposed Deadline September 29, 2017 October 20, 2017 Janury 15, 2017 JOINT STIPULATION TO CONTINUE PRETRIAL DEADLINES 1 Motion Hearing Scheduling 2 3 4 5 Respectfully submitted, Dated: August ___, 2017 HAIGHT BROWN & BONESTEEL LLP 6 7 By: R. BRYAN MARTIN FRANCES MA Attorneys for Defendant CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, LLC 8 9 10 11 Dated: August ___, 2017 KAHN, SOARES & CONWAY LLP 12 13 By: 14 RISSA STUART Attorney for Plaintiff WOODLAND TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT CO. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CA51-0000050 12389063.1 4 JOINT STIPULATION TO CONTINUE PRETRIAL DEADLINES 1 2 ORDER Upon reviewing the parties Joint Stipulation to Continue the Discovery Cut-Off and 3 Related Deadlines, and the Court finding good cause to modify its May 17, 2017 Order, the 4 Court Orders as follows: 5 The current non-expert discovery completion date of August 14, 2017, is hereby 6 continued to September 29, 2017. 7 The current expert disclosure deadline of September 4, 2017, is hereby continued to 8 October 20, 2017. 9 The last day to hear dispositive motions of November 20, 2017 and the accompanying 10 Motion Hearing Schedule is hereby continued to January 15, 2017. 11 The parties are ordered to file a Joint Notice of Trial Readiness not later than thirty (30) 12 days after receiving this Court's ruling on the last filed dispositive motion. The parties are to 13 set forth in their Notice of Trial Readiness, the appropriateness of special procedures, whether 14 this case is related to any other case(s) on file in the Eastern District of California, the prospect 15 for settlement, their estimated trial length, any request for a jury, and their availability for trial. 16 After review of the parties' Joint Notice of Trial Readiness, the Court will issue an order that 17 sets forth new dates for a final pretrial conference and trial. 18 IT IS SO ORDERED. 19 20 Dated: August 22, 2017 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CA51-0000050 12389063.1 5 JOINT STIPULATION TO CONTINUE PRETRIAL DEADLINES 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 CA51-0000050 12389063.1 JOINT STIPULATION TO CONTINUE NONEXPERT DISCOVERY CUT-OFF

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