Byanooni v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith et al

Filing 21

CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER. ORDER REFERRING CASE to Private ADR Motion for Class Certification set for 9/26/2013 01:30 PM in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Richard Seeborg. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 1/17/13. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2013)

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2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 10 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 1 ABDULLAH BYANOONI, 12 13 14 Plaintiff, v. No. C 12-05270; 12-05483 RS CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER MERRILL LYNCH, et al., Defendants. 15 ____________________________________/ 16 Pursuant to Rule 16(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the parties attended a 17 Case Management Conference on January 17, 2013. After considering the Joint Case 18 Management Statement submitted by the parties and consulting with the attorneys of record for 19 the parties and good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 20 1. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. Parties have agreed to participate in 21 Private Mediation with Judge Sabraw. 22 2. DISCOVERY. On or before March 29, 2013 all non-expert discovery pertaining 23 to class certification shall be completed by the parties. Discovery shall be limited as follows: (a) 24 ten (10) non-expert depositions per party; (b) twenty-five (25) interrogatories per party, 25 including all discrete subparts; (c) a reasonable number of requests for production of documents 26 or for inspection per party; and (d) a reasonable number of requests for admission per party. 27 28 CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER 3. DISCOVERY DISPUTES. Discovery disputes will be referred to a Magistrate 2 Judge. After the parties have met and conferred, the parties shall prepare a joint letter of not 3 more than 8 pages explaining the dispute. Up to 12 pages of attachments may be added. The 4 joint letter must be electronically filed under the Civil Events category of "Motions and Related 5 Filings >Motions--General > Discovery Letter Brief." The Magistrate Judge to whom the matter 6 is assigned will advise the parties of how that Judge intends to proceed. The Magistrate Judge 7 may issue a ruling, order more formal briefing, or set a telephone conference or a hearing. After 8 a Magistrate Judge has been assigned, all further discovery matters shall be filed pursuant to that 9 Judge's procedures. 10 4. CLASS CERTIFICATION. All pretrial motions pertaining to class certification 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 1 must be filed and served pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7. All pretrial motions pertaining to class 12 certification shall be heard on September 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, 13 United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California. A further Case 14 Management Conference will be scheduled following this Hearing to set the remaining dates in 15 this case. 16 17 IT IS SO ORDERED. 18 19 DATED: 1/17/13 _______________________________ RICHARD SEEBORG United States District Judge 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER 28 2

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