Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. ETRACOM LLC et al.

Filing 27

ORDER signed by District Judge Stanley A Bastian on 4/14/2017 ORDERING Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 8/21/2018 at 10:30 AM, before District Judge Stanley A Bastian. (Reader, L)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY No. 2:16-cv-01945-SB 10 COMMISSION, 11 Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING 12 v. STIPULATED DISCOVERY 13 ETRACOM LLC; and MICHAEL SCHEDULE 14 ROSENBERG, Defendants. 15 16 Before the Court is the parties’ Stipulated Discovery Schedule, ECF No. 26. 17 18 The parties request that the Court set a discovery schedule pursuant to the 19 stipulated motion. The Court finds good cause to grant the motion. 20 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: 21 1. The Parties’ Stipulated Discovery Schedule, ECF No. 26, is GRANTED. 22 The court adopts the deadlines proposed by the parties in the Stipulated Discovery 23 Schedule, ECF No. 26. 24 PROFESSIONALISM AND COURT-ASSISTED MEDIATION 25 2. Civility and Professional Conduct. The lawyers are expected to practice 26 professionally and with civility in accordance with local and state rules regarding 27 professional conduct. 28 // ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED DISCOVERY SCHEDULE + 1 1 3. Scheduling Order is Binding. Rule 16(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil 2 Procedure provides for sanctions for failure to obey the Scheduling Order. 3 4. Settlement Conference/Mediation. The parties are encouraged to engage in 4 settlement negotiations as early as possible and should contact the Court if they 5 believe a settlement conference would be helpful. DISCOVERY DEADLINES 6 7 5. Initial Disclosures. The parties shall disclose their Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1) 8 material within fourteen days of the entry of this Order. These initial disclosures 9 shall not be filed with the Court. 10 6. Fact Discovery. A. Fact Discovery Deadline. Fact discovery shall commence immediately. 11 12 All pending discovery requests shall be deemed served as of the date of the 13 Court’s Order. Responses shall be due within 60 days of the entry of this Order. 14 No response to any discovery request served in the first 60 days after entry of this 15 Order shall be due sooner than 60 days after service. All discovery shall be 16 completed within twelve months of the entry of this Order. B. Discovery Limitations. The parties shall comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 17 18 26(b)(1). No more than 30 requests for production and 30 requests for admission 19 (excluding those regarding the authenticity of documents) shall be served per side. C. Responses. To be timely, discovery requests must be served sufficiently 20 21 in advance of the deadline to allow for timely response by the cutoff date. D. Necessity. The parties shall file no discovery except as necessary to 22 23 support motions or objections. E. Discovery Conferences. To avoid wasted time and expense, Counsel 24 25 may contact chambers to schedule a telephonic conference to obtain an expedited 26 ruling on discovery disputes. Prior to the conference, each party may submit to the 27 Court a one page summary explaining the discovery dispute. 28 // ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED DISCOVERY SCHEDULE + 2 1 7. Expert Discovery. 2 A. Initial Expert Disclosures. Initial expert disclosures and reports shall be 3 disclosed within 45 days after the completing of fact discovery. 4 B. Rebuttal Expert Reports. Rebuttal expert reports shall be disclosed 5 within 45 days after initial expert disclosures. 6 C. Expert Discovery. Expert discovery ends within 30 days after disclosure 7 of rebuttal expert reports. 8 DISPOSITIVE MOTION DEADLINES 9 8. Dispositive Motions. 10 A. Dispositive Motion Deadline. All dispositive motions shall be filed and 11 served within 30 days after the close of expert discovery. 12 B. Opposition. Oppositions to dispositive motions shall be filed and served 13 within 30 days after a party files a dispositive motion. 14 C. Replies. Replies to dispositive motions shall be filed within 14 days after 15 a party files an opposition. 16 9. Telephonic Scheduling Conference. The parties have requested that the Court 17 conduct a scheduling conference after the close of expert discovery to schedule a 18 dispositive motion hearing, other motion hearing deadlines, a pretrial conference, 19 and trial date. A telephonic scheduling conference in this matter is set for August 20 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. 21 IT IS SO ORDERED. The District Court Executive is hereby directed to 22 file this Order and provide copies to counsel. 23 DATED this 14th day of April, 2017. 24 25 26 27 Stanley A. Bastian United States District Judge 28 ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED DISCOVERY SCHEDULE + 3

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