Brown v. Collections Bureau of America, LTD

Filing 27

CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER. Motion for Class Certification Hearing set for 5/25/2017 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Richard Seeborg. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 5/26/16. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/26/2016)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 MALIK BROWN, Case No. 16-cv-00720-RS Plaintiff, 8 v. CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER 9 10 COLLECTIONS BUREAU OF AMERICA, LTD, Defendant. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 Pursuant to Rule 16(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the parties attended a Case 13 Management Conference on May 26, 2016. After considering the Joint Case Management 14 Statement submitted by the parties and consulting with the attorneys of record for the parties and 15 good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 16 1. AMENDING THE PLEADINGS. 17 The deadline to amend the pleadings without seeking leave from the Court shall be August 18 24, 2016. After that date, any amendment of the pleadings shall be governed by Rule 15 of the 19 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 20 2. DISCOVERY. 21 Discovery shall be limited as follows: (a) ten (10) non-expert depositions per party; (b) 22 twenty-five (25) interrogatories per party, including all discrete subparts; (c) a reasonable number 23 of requests for production of documents or for inspection per party; and (d) a reasonable number 24 of requests for admission per party. 25 3. DISCOVERY DISPUTES. 26 Discovery disputes will be referred to a Magistrate Judge. After the parties have met and 27 conferred, the parties shall prepare a joint letter of not more than 5 pages explaining the dispute. 28 Up to 12 pages of attachments may be added. The joint letter must be electronically filed under 1 the Civil Events category of “Motions and Related Filings > Motions--General > Discovery Letter 2 Brief.” The Magistrate Judge to whom the matter is assigned will advise the parties of how that 3 Judge intends to proceed. The Magistrate Judge may issue a ruling, order more formal briefing, or 4 set a telephone conference or a hearing. After a Magistrate Judge has been assigned, all further 5 discovery matters shall be filed pursuant to that Judge’s procedures. 6 4. CLASS CERTIFICATION. 7 a. Plaintiff’s motion for class certification shall be heard on May 25, 2017, at 1:30 8 p.m. in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate 9 Avenue, San Francisco, California. 5. 11 United States District Court Northern District of California 10 CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENTS. In putative class actions, prior to submitting any motion for approval of a class settlement, 12 the parties shall review the guidelines at 13 and tailor the motion appropriately. 14 15 16 IT IS SO ORDERED. 17 18 19 20 Dated: May 26, 2016 ______________________________________ RICHARD SEEBORG United States District Judge 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER CASE NO. 16-cv-00720-RS 28 2

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