Deruyver et al v. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, LLC et al

Filing 20

ORDER (AGS): The parties' Joint Motion to Amend the Scheduling Order (ECF No. 19 ) is granted. All dates and provisions in the Court's 06/07/17 Scheduling Order (ECF No. 11 ) are vacated and reset as set out in this Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Andrew G. Schopler on 09/27/17. (jrg)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 Hadley DeRuyver, et. al, Case No.: 17-cv-00516-H-AGS Plaintiffs, 12 13 v. 14 Omni La Costa Resort & Spa LLC, et. al., 15 AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER REGULATING DISCOVERY AND OTHER PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS Defendants. 16 On September 21, 2017, the parties moved to amend the Scheduling Order issued 17 June 7, 2017. (ECF No. 11.) Having found good cause to do so, the parties’ motion is 18 GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. The Court finds circumstances warrant 19 an extension, but declines to adopt all of the parties’ requested deadlines. Accordingly, the 20 Court orders the following with respect to the remaining dates and provisions of the 21 Scheduling Order: 22 1. All parties must complete all fact discovery by January 8, 2017. “Complete” 23 means that all discovery under Rules 30 through 36 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 24 and discovery subpoenas under Rule 45, must be initiated sufficiently in advance of the 25 cut-off date, so that it may be completed by the cut-off date, taking into account the times 26 for service, notice and response set forth in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Counsel 27 must promptly and in good faith meet and confer with regard to all discovery disputes in 28 compliance with Civil Local Rule 26.1(a). The Court expects counsel to make every effort 1 17-cv-00516-H-AGS 1 to resolve all disputes without court intervention through the meet and confer process. If 2 the parties reach an impasse on any discovery issue, counsel must file an appropriate 3 motion within the time limit and procedures set forth by the undersigned magistrate judge. 4 Failure to comply may result in a waiver of a party’s discovery issue. Absent an order of 5 the Court, the Court will not recognize stipulations continuing or altering this requirement. 6 2. The following discovery limitations apply: 7 Discovery Type Restriction (per side) 8 Depositions No more than 20 per side 9 Requests for Admission No more than 35 per side Interrogatories No more than 50 per side 10 Requests to Produce Documents No more than 100 per side 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3. The parties must designate their respective experts in writing by December 8, 2017. The parties must identify any person who may be used at trial to present evidence pursuant to Rules 702, 703 or 705 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. This requirement is not limited to retained experts. The date for exchange of rebuttal experts must be by December 22, 2017. Written designations must include the name, address and telephone number of the expert and a reasonable summary of the testimony the expert is expected to provide. The list must also include the normal rates the expert charges for deposition and trial testimony. 4. By January 8, 2018, each party must comply with the disclosure provisions in Rule 26(a)(2)(A) and (B) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This disclosure requirement applies to all persons retained or specially employed to provide expert testimony, or whose duties as an employee of the party regularly involve the giving of expert testimony. Except as provided in the paragraph below, any party that fails to make these disclosures will not be permitted to use evidence or testimony not disclosed at any hearing or at the time of trial, absent substantial justification. Additionally, the Court may impose sanctions as permitted by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(c). 5. Any party must supplement its disclosure regarding contradictory or rebuttal 2 17-cv-00516-H-AGS 1 2 evidence under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2)(D) by January 22, 2018. 6. All parties must complete all expert discovery by February 23, 2018. The 3 parties must comply with the same procedures set forth in the paragraph governing fact 4 discovery. 5 7. Failure to comply with this section or any other discovery order of the Court 6 may result in the sanctions provided for in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37, including 7 prohibition on the introduction of experts or other designated matters in evidence. 8 8. All other pretrial motions must be filed by March 23, 2018. Counsel for the 9 moving party must obtain a motion hearing date from the law clerk of the judge who will 10 hear the motion. The time between the date you request a motion date and the hearing date 11 may vary from one district judge to another. Please plan accordingly. Failure to make a 12 timely request for a motion date may result in the motion not being heard. Motions in 13 limine are to be filed as directed by the Court. 14 9. A mandatory settlement conference will be conducted on April 23, 2018, 15 at 9:00 a.m. Magistrate Judge Schopler’s chambers. Counsel must submit confidential 16 settlement briefs by April 16, 2018. 17 18 19 10. Counsel must file their memoranda of contentions of fact and law and take any other action required by Civil Local Rule 16.1(f)(2) by April 27, 2018. 11. Counsel must comply with the pretrial disclosure requirements of Federal 20 Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(3) by April 27, 2018. Failure to comply with these 21 disclosure requirements may result in evidence preclusion or other sanctions under Federal 22 Rule of Civil Procedure 37. 23 12. Counsel must meet and take the action required by Civil Local Rule 16.1(f)(4) 24 by May 4, 2018. At this meeting, counsel must discuss and attempt to enter into 25 stipulations and agreements simplifying the triable issues. Counsel must exchange copies 26 and/or display all exhibits other than those to be used for impeachment. The exhibits must 27 be prepared in accordance with Civil Local Rule 16.1(f)(4)(c). Counsel must note any 28 objections they have to any other parties’ pretrial disclosures under Federal Rule of Civil 3 17-cv-00516-H-AGS 1 Procedure 26(a)(3). Counsel must cooperate in the preparation of the proposed pretrial 2 conference order. 3 13. Counsel for plaintiff will be responsible for preparing the pretrial order and 4 arranging the meetings of counsel pursuant to Civil Local Rule 16.1(f). By May 11, 2018, 5 plaintiff’s counsel must provide opposing counsel with the proposed pretrial order for 6 review and approval. Opposing counsel must communicate promptly with plaintiff’s 7 counsel concerning any objections to form or content of the pretrial order. Both parties 8 must promptly attempt to resolve their differences, if any, concerning the order. 9 14. The proposed final pretrial conference order, including objections to any other 10 parties’ Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(3) pretrial disclosures must be prepared, 11 served, and lodged with the assigned district judge by May 25, 2018, in the form prescribed 12 in and in compliance with Civil Local Rule 16.1(f)(6). 13 14 15. The final pretrial conference is scheduled on the calendar of the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff on June 4, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. 15 16. The parties must comply with case management orders set by the Court. 16 17. The Court will not modify the dates and times in this order except for good 17 18 cause shown. 18. Under Civil Local Rule 7.1(h), briefs or memoranda in support of or in 19 opposition to any pending motion must not exceed twenty-five (25) pages in length without 20 leave of a district court judge. Reply memorandum must not exceed ten (10) pages without 21 leave of a district court judge. Briefs and memoranda exceeding ten (10) pages in length 22 must have a table of contents and a table of authorities cited. 23 19. 24 this case. 25 Dated: September 27, 2017 Plaintiff’s counsel must serve a copy of this order on all parties that later enter 26 27 28 4 17-cv-00516-H-AGS

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