Montz et al v. Nevada Business Corporations, Inc. et al

Filing 37

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Jeremy D. Peterson on 8/1/2022 ORDERING that an Initial Scheduling Conference is set for 9/8/2022 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 9 (JDP) before Magistrate Judge Jeremy D. Peterson. No later than 14 days prior to the scheduling conference, the parties shall file status reports. The parties are reminded of their continuing duty to notify chambers immediately of any settlement or other disposition.(Reader, L)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 RICHARD MONTZ, et al., 12 Plaintiffs, 13 14 15 Case No. 2:22-cv-00814-JDP ORDER SETTING INITIAL SCHEDULING CONFERENCE v. NEVADA BUSINESS CORPORATIONS, INC., et al., Defendants. 16 17 Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16, it is hereby ORDERED that: 18 1. An initial scheduling conference is set for September 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. The 19 conference will be conducted remotely via Zoom.1 20 2. No later than fourteen days prior to the scheduling conference, the parties shall file 21 status reports that address the following:2 22 a. the factual and legal contentions set forth in the parties’ pleadings, briefly 23 summarized; 24 b. possible joinder of additional parties; 25 c. expected amendment of pleadings and, if applicable, a proposed deadline for 26 27 28 1 2 The Zoom invitation will be distributed one week prior to the scheduling conference. The parties are encouraged to file a joint status report. 1 1 such amendment; 2 d. jurisdiction and venue; 3 e. anticipated motions and their scheduling; 4 f. a proposed discovery plan and its scheduling, including deadlines for 5 exchanging initial disclosures and for disclosing expert witnesses; 6 7 g. proposed cutoff dates for completing discovery and dispositive motions, and dates for the pretrial conference and trial;3 8 9 h. any proposed changes to the limits on discovery imposed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; 10 i. estimated trial length; 11 j. whether the case is related to any other cases, including any bankruptcy cases; 12 k. whether an early settlement conference should be scheduled at the initial 13 scheduling conference; 14 l. whether the parties will stipulate to the undersigned acting as the settlement 15 judge and waive disqualification from so acting, or whether they prefer to have a different 16 magistrate judge conduct a settlement; and 17 18 m. any other matters that may add to the just and expeditious disposition of this matter. 19 3. The parties are hereby notified that failure to obey federal or local rules, or any order 20 of this court, “may be grounds for imposition by the Court of any and all sanctions authorized by 21 statute or Rule or within the inherent power of the Court,” including dismissal. E.D. Cal. L.R. 22 110. 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 The parties are advised that Judge Peterson generally requires that: (1) expert disclosures be completed before the close of fact discovery; (2) all motions to compel discovery be heard approximately thirty days before the close of discovery; (3) all dispositive motions be heard within approximately ninety days of the discovery completion date; (4) a final pretrial conference be held approximately ninety days after the deadline for hearing non-discovery motions; and (5) trial commence approximately ninety days after the final pretrial conference. 2 1 2 4. The parties are reminded of their continuing duty to notify chambers immediately of any settlement or other disposition. See E.D. Cal. L.R. 160. 3 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 Dated: 6 7 August 1, 2022 JEREMY D. PETERSON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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