Ramirez et al v. EZ Drop Polypiper Company et al
MINUTE ORDER granting 46 The Baugher Defendants' Unopposed Motion to Vacate and Reset Scheduling Conference. Scheduling Conference set for 7/10/2014 at 10:45 AM in Courtroom A 501 before Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty. By Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 5/30/2014. (cpear)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-00881-MEH
JUANITA RAMIREZ, by her conservator and next friend, J.R., a minor, and
MARIA BARRAZA, by her guardian and next friend,
EZ DROP POLYPIPER COMPANY, an Arkansas corporation,
BAUGHER FARMS, INC., an Arkansas corporation,
STEVE BAUGHER, L.L.C., an Arkansas limited liability company,
STEVE BAUGHER, individually,
HOOD & COMPANY, INC., a Missouri corporation, and
STEVE HOOD, individually,
Entered by Michael E. Hegarty, United States Magistrate Judge, on May 30, 2014.
The Baugher Defendants’ Unopposed Motion to Vacate and Reset Scheduling Conference
[filed May 30, 2014; docket #46] is granted. The Scheduling Conference currently set for June 19,
2014 is vacated and rescheduled to July 10, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. in Courtroom A-501, on the fifth
floor of the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse located at 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado.
Absent exceptional circumstances, no request for rescheduling will be entertained unless made five
business days prior to the date of the conference.
Lawyers whose offices are located outside of the Denver metropolitan area may appear at
scheduling conferences by telephone. Please contact Chambers at (303) 844-4507 at least five
business days prior to the scheduling conference to arrange appearance by telephone. Lawyers
appearing by telephone must ensure that the proposed Scheduling Order is filed electronically and
by email no later than five business days prior to the scheduling conference, in accordance with the
instructions in this minute order.
It is further ORDERED that counsel for the parties in this case are to hold a pre-scheduling
conference meeting and jointly prepare a proposed Scheduling Order in accordance with Fed. R.
Civ. P. 26(f) on or before June 19, 2014. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(d), no discovery shall be
submitted until after the pre-scheduling conference meeting, unless otherwise ordered or directed
by the Court.
On or before June 20, 2014, the parties shall complete and file the Pilot Program
Consent Form (see docket # 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.
The parties shall file the proposed Scheduling Order with the Clerk’s Office, and in
accordance with District of Colorado Electronic Case Filing (“ECF”) Procedures V.L., no later than
five (5) business days prior to the scheduling conference. The proposed Scheduling Order is also
to be submitted in a useable format (i.e., Word or WordPerfect only) by email to Magistrate
Judge Hegarty at Hegarty_Chambers@cod.uscourts.gov.
Parties not participating in ECF shall file their proposed Scheduling Order on paper with the
clerk’s office. However, if any party in this case is participating in ECF, it is the responsibility of
that party to file the proposed scheduling order pursuant to the District of Colorado ECF Procedures.
The parties shall prepare the proposed Scheduling Order in accordance with the
form which may be downloaded from the Standardized Order Forms section of the Court’s
website, found at http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/Forms.aspx. All Scheduling Conferences held
before a Magistrate Judge utilize the same scheduling order format, regardless of the District Judge
assigned to the case.
Any out-of-state counsel shall comply with D.C. Colo. LAttyR 3 prior to the
The parties are further advised that they shall not assume that the Court will grant the
relief requested in any motion. Failure to appear at a Court-ordered conference or to comply with
a Court-ordered deadline which has not been vacated by Court order may result in the imposition
Finally, the parties or counsel attending the Conference should be prepared to
informally discuss the case to determine whether an early neutral evaluation is appropriate. There
is no requirement to submit confidential position statements/letters to the Court at the Scheduling
Conference or to have parties present who have full authority to negotiate all terms and demands
presented by the case.
Anyone seeking entry into the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse will be
required to show a valid photo identification. See D.C. Colo. LCivR 83.2(b).
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