Suazo v. Continental Casualty Company et al

Filing 11

ORDER Modifying Rule 16 Procedure-ERISA. By 02/26/10 counsel for the parties shall file a joint statment by Judge Richard P. Matsch on 01/25/10. (jjh, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Senior District Judge Richard P. Matsch Civil Action No. 09-cv-02531-RPM ELIZABETH SUAZO, Plaintiff, v. CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANY and FIRST DATA CORPORATION GROUP DISABILITY PLAN, Defendants. ORDER MODIFYING RULE 16 PROCEDURE - ERISA Because this is an action brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), 29 U.S.C. 1132(a)(1)(B), no scheduling conference under Fed.R.Civ.P. 16(b) and D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.1 is necessary. As an alternative, it is ORDERED: That on or before February 26, 2010, counsel for the parties shall file a joint statement addressing the following matters: 1. 2. Whether the parties agree upon the contents of the administrative record. Whether the parties agree upon the standard of review. If there is a disagreement, state the parties' positions. 3. Whether any discovery is necessary. If so, provide a statement of what discovery is sought and why it is necessary. 4. Whether there is any reason to proceed in any manner other than to establish a briefing schedule based on the administrative record. 5. Whether the parties are in agreement that the submission of the entire administrative record is not necessary, understanding that those portions relied upon will be submitted as appendices to the briefs. 6. The dates for the filing of briefs addressing the issues. If there is disagreement on any of these matters, the Court will set a conference to resolve the disputes. DATED: January 25th, 2010 BY THE COURT: s/Richard P. Matsch __________________________ Richard P. Matsch, Senior Judge 2

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