Administrative Committee of the Northrop Grumman Savings Plan v. Lankford
ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING/PLANNING CONFERENCE AND SETTING DEADLINE FOR FILING OF PILOT PROGRAM CONSENT FORM. On or before 4/21/2014 parties shall complete and file the Pilot Program Consent Form 3 . Consent Form due by 4/21/2014. Scheduling Conference set for 5/5/2014 10:00 AM in Courtroom A 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 2/27/2014. (mjwcd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-00536-MJW
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NORTHROP GRUMMAN SAVINGS PLAN,
KENNETH FOY LANKFORD and
THE ESTATE OF TERRY T. LANKFORD,
ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING/PLANNING CONFERENCE AND SETTING
DEADLINE FOR FILING OF PILOT PROGRAM CONSENT FORM
Entered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe
The above-captioned case has been directly assigned to Magistrate Judge
Michael J. Watanabe pursuant to the Pilot Program to Implement the Direct Assignment
of Civil Cases to Full Time Magistrate Judges. The parties are expected to become
familiar with the Pilot Program (see Docket No. 3).
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that on or before April 21, 2014, the parties shall
complete and file the Pilot Program Consent Form (see Docket No. 3), indicating
either unanimous consent of the parties or that consent has been declined.
Please note that this date is earlier than the default deadlines contemplated by
the Pilot Program.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a Scheduling/Planning Conference pursuant to
Fed.R.Civ.P.16(b) shall be held on:
May 5, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
in Courtroom A-502,
Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse,
901 19th Street,
Denver, Colorado 80294
If this date is not convenient for any counsel/pro se party, he/she should confer
with opposing counsel/pro se party and file a motion to reschedule the conference to a
more convenient date.
Absent exceptional circumstances, no request for rescheduling any
appearance in this court will be entertained unless a motion is filed no less than
FIVE (5) business days in advance of the date of appearance.
THE PLAINTIFF SHALL NOTIFY ALL PARTIES WHO HAVE NOT ENTERED
AN APPEARANCE OF THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SCHEDULING/PLANNING
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that counsel/pro se parties in this case shall hold a
pre-scheduling conference meeting and prepare a proposed Scheduling Order in
accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) and D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.1 and 26.1(a) on or
before 21 days prior to scheduling conference. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(d) no
discovery shall be sought until after the pre-scheduling conference meeting. No later
than five (5) business days prior to the Scheduling/Planning Conference, counsel/pro se
parties shall file their proposed Scheduling Order (in PDF) in compliance with the ECF
Filing Procedures. In addition, on or before fourteen (14) days after the pre-scheduling
conference meeting, the parties shall comply with the mandatory disclosure
requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1).
Counsel/pro se parties shall prepare the proposed Scheduling Order as provided
in D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.1 in accordance with the form and instructions which may be
found through the links in D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.2 and 26.1(a). Parties who are
unrepresented and do not have access to the internet may visit the Clerk’s Office in
Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Room A-105, Denver, Colorado.
(The Clerk’s Office telephone number is (303) 844-3433.) Scheduling Orders prepared
by parties not represented by counsel, or without access to ECF, shall be submitted on
All out-of-state counsel shall comply with D.C.COLO.LAttyR 3(a) prior to the
Scheduling/Planning Conference. It is the responsibility of counsel to notice the court of
their entry of appearance, notice of withdrawal, or notice of change of counsel’s
address, e-mail address, or telephone number by complying with the ECF Procedures
and filing the appropriate motion or document with the court.
Please remember that everyone seeking entry into the Alfred A. Arraj United
States Courthouse will be required to show valid photo identification and be subject to
security procedures. See D.C.COLO.LCivR 83.2. Failure to comply with the
identification requirement and security procedures will result in denial of entry into the
Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse.
DONE AND SIGNED THIS 27th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
s/Michael J. Watanabe
MICHAEL J. WATANABE
United States Magistrate Judge
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