Mil-Spec Monkey, Inc. v. Activision Blizzard, Inc. et al

Filing 21

CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER, ORDER REFERRING CASE to Private ADR. Further Case Management Conference set for 11/6/2014 11:00 AM to be held telephonically; Pretrial Conference set for 7/30/2015 10:00 AM; Jury Selection set for 8/10/2015 09:00; Jury Trial set for 8/10/2015 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Richard Seeborg. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 8/21/14. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/21/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 MIL-SPEC MONKEY, INC., 12 13 Plaintiff, v. No. C 14-02361 RS CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. and 14 ACTIVISION PUBLISHING INC., 15 Defendants. 16 ____________________________________/ 17 Pursuant to Rule 16(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the parties attended a 18 Case Management Conference on August 21, 2014. After considering the Joint Case 19 Management Statement submitted by the parties and consulting with the attorneys of record for 20 the parties and good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 21 1. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. 22 MEDIATION. The parties will seek to engage in private mediation. 23 2. DISCOVERY. 24 A. On or before February 13, 2015, the parties shall complete all non-expert written 25 discovery and shall file any motions regarding written discovery. 26 B. On or before April 10, 2015, the parties shall complete all fact witness depositions 27 and file any related discovery motions. 28 CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER 1 C. Discovery shall be limited as follows: (a) ten (10) non-expert depositions per party; 2 (b) twenty-five (25) interrogatories per party, including all discrete subparts; (c) a reasonable 3 number of requests for production of documents or for inspection per party; and (d) a reasonable 4 number of requests for admission per party. 5 3. DISCOVERY DISPUTES. 6 Discovery disputes will be referred to a Magistrate Judge. After the parties have met and 7 conferred, the parties shall prepare a joint letter of not more than 8 pages explaining the dispute. 8 Up to 12 pages of attachments may be added. The joint letter must be electronically filed under 9 the Civil Events category of "Motions and Related Filings >Motions--General > Discovery Letter Brief." The Magistrate Judge to whom the matter is assigned will advise the parties of 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 how that Judge intends to proceed. The Magistrate Judge may issue a ruling, order more formal 12 briefing, or set a telephone conference or a hearing. After a Magistrate Judge has been assigned, 13 all further discovery matters shall be filed pursuant to that Judge’s procedures. 14 4. EXPERT WITNESSES. 15 On or before June 5, 2015, the parties shall complete all expert witness depositions and 16 file any related discovery motions. The disclosure and discovery of expert witnesses shall 17 proceed in accordance with the applicable Rules of Federal Civil Procedure. 18 5. FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. A Further Case 19 Management Conference shall be held on November 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. All parties shall 20 appear telephonically. The parties shall file a Joint Case Management Statement at least one 21 week prior to the Conference. 22 6. PRETRIAL MOTIONS. All dispositive pretrial motions must be filed and served 23 pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7. As a general matter, each party is limited to one motion for 24 summary judgment absent leave of Court. Defendant is not precluded from bringing an early 25 motion for partial summary judgment but should consider whether such a motion is amenable to 26 resolution without additional discovery pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56(d). All 27 pretrial motions shall be heard no later than May 7, 2015. 28 CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER 2 1 7. PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. The final pretrial conference will be held on July 2 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate 3 Avenue, San Francisco, California. Each party or lead counsel who will try the case shall attend 4 personally. 5 8. TRIAL DATE. A jury trial shall commence on August 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., in 6 Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, 7 California. 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. 9 DATED: August 21, 2014 _______________________________ RICHARD SEEBORG United States District Judge 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER 3

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