Carpenter et al v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company
COURTROOM MINUTES/MINUTE ORDER for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer: Discovery Hearing held on 1/30/2014. ORDERED: 17 Motion to Amend Scheduling Order is GRANTED. The deadline for amending Plaintiffs' Complaint is ext ended to 3/1/2014 to expand the prayer for relief to include a request for punitive damages. ORDERED: A Discovery Hearing is set for 2/14/2014 at 3:30 PM in Courtroom A 402 before Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer. Plaintiffs and general counsel for Defendant are to be physically present. FTR: Courtroom A402 - C. Covington. (ccovi)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer
Civil Action: 13-cv-01986-REB-CBS
January 30, 2014
FTR - Reporter Deck-Courtroom A402
Courtroom Deputy: Courtni Covington
KIMBERLY CARPENTER, et al.,
Richard M. Kaudy
Beth A. Klein
Debra K. Sutton
Scott C. James
COURTROOM MINUTES/MINUTE ORDER
HEARING: TELEPHONIC DISCOVERY CONFERENCE
Court in session:
Court calls case. Appearances of counsel.
Discussion between the court and counsel regarding Plaintiffs’ Motion to Amend Scheduling
Order to Extend Deadline for Leave to Supplement Pleadings [Doc. No. 17], reasons for the
extension, and Defendant’s opposition.
For the reasons stated on the record, it is
Plaintiffs’ Motion to Amend Scheduling Order to Extend Deadline for Leave
to Supplement Pleadings [Doc. No. 17, filed 1/14/2014] is GRANTED.
The deadline for amending Plaintiff’s Complaint is extended to March 1,
2014 to expand the prayer for relief to include a request for punitive
damages. The court notes that is the only basis for which the deadline is
extended and no further amendments will be permitted.
Discussion held regarding a discovery dispute between the parties with respect to reaching an
agreement on a protective order and the court’s concerns with Plaintiffs’ discovery requests and
The court notes if counsel want the court to strictly apply the rules, it will strictly apply Rules 26(g)
and 37(a)(5). If the court finds either side has committed a violation, it will sua sponte impose
A Discovery Conference on all outstanding discovery issues is set for
Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Plaintiffs and general counsel for
Defendant are to be physically present.
The court notes if counsel are able to work together to resolve their issues and can determine a way
to move forward in a cooperative and efficient manner before the hearing, the parties may contact
chambers to vacate the Discovery Conference.
Plaintiffs’ counsel requests clarification from the court regarding its statement that Plaintiffs’
discovery requests are overbroad. Discussion between the court and counsel regarding narrowing
the requests and the relevance and production of the Excel Development Manual Casualty being
requested by Plaintiff.
Court in recess:
Total time in court: 00:59
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