Digital Satellite Connections, LLC et al v. DISH Network Corporation et al

Filing 27

COURTROOM MINUTES/MINUTE ORDER for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer: Scheduling Conference held on 1/31/2014. Dispositive Motions due by 7/31/2014. ORDERED: 13 Motion to Compel is DENIED without prejudice. Final Pretrial Conference/Trial Preparation Conference is set for 10/17/2014 at 1:30 PM and Trial is set to begin on November 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM before Judge Robert E. Blackburn, separate order to issue. FTR: Courtroom A402 - C. Covington. (ccovi)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer Civil Action: 13-cv-02934-REB-CBS Date: January 31, 2014 FTR - Reporter Deck - Courtroom A402 Courtroom Deputy: Courtni Covington Parties: Counsel: DIGITAL SATELLITE CONNECTIONS, LLC, et al., Paul B. Overhauser John M. Bradshaw Plaintiffs, v. DISH NETWORK CORPORATION, et al., Susan A. Smith Erik C. Kane Defendants. COURTROOM MINUTES/MINUTE ORDER HEARING: RULE 16(b) SCHEDULING CONFERENCE Court in Session: 1:29 p.m. Court calls case. Appearances of counsel. The court addresses counsel regarding the previous hearing in the case and the status and/or result of their further discussions. Counsel advise the court that the parties have been able to reach agreements on some of the discovery disputes, are continuing to work together, and have both served written discovery. The court notes it set a deadline for written discovery and addresses counsel regarding the setting of other deadlines. ORDERED: The court will ADOPT the following discovery schedule: All fact depositions must be completed no later than May 16, 2014. Affirmative experts must be disclosed on or before June 13, 2014. Rebuttal experts must be disclosed on or before July 11, 2014. Dispositive Motion deadline: July 31, 2014 No party shall take expert depositions pending ruling on dispositive motions. The court addresses counsel regarding if it can deny Plaintiffs’ pending Motion to Compel [Doc. No. 13] in light of the parties’ progress on discovery issues. Counsel for Plaintiff is in agreement with the court. ORDERED: Motion to Compel Production of Documents, and Answers to Interrogatories and To Determine Sufficiency of Objections to Discovery [Doc. No. 13, filed 10/28/2013] is DENIED without prejudice. Discussion between the court and counsel regarding obtaining a trial date from District Judge Blackburn. FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE and TRIAL PREPARATION CONFERENCE is set for October 17, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Robert E. Blackburn, separate order to issue. Final Pretrial Order is due no later than SEVEN (7) CALENDAR DAYS before the Final Pretrial Conference. (See the court’s website for Instructions for Preparation and Submission) TRIAL: The parties anticipate a four (4) day jury trial. The trial is set to begin on November 3, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Robert E. Blackburn, separate order to issue. HEARING CONCLUDED. Court in recess: 1:38 p.m. Total time in court: 00:09 To order transcripts of hearings with Magistrate Judge Shaffer, please contact Avery Woods Reporting at (303) 825-6119 or toll free at 1-800-962-3345.

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