Erickson v. Prudential Insurance Company of America

Filing 8

ORDER MODIFYING RULE 16 PROCEDURE - ERISA Joint Statement due by 1/22/2010, signed by Judge Richard P. Matsch on 12/15/2009. (rpmcd)

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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-02534-RPM PAMELA ERICKSON, Plaintiff, v. THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, Defendant. 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 January 22, 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: December 15th, 2009 BY THE COURT: s/Richard P. Matsch ________________________________ Richard P. Matsch, Senior District Judge 2

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