Stanley v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING/PLANNING CONFERENCE AND SETTING DEADLINE FOR FILING OF PILOT PROGRAM CONSENT FORM On or before 12/7/2015 parties shall complete and file the Pilot Program Consent Form 5 9 . Consent Form due by 12/7/2015. Scheduling Conference set for 1/21/2016 10:00 AM in Courtroom A 502 before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe. By Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 10/23/2015. (emill)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-02113-MJW
LUCAS C. STANLEY, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.,
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 Nos. 3 & 8).
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that on or before December 7, 2015, the parties
shall complete and file the Pilot Program Consent Form (see Docket Nos. 5 & 9).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a Scheduling/Planning Conference pursuant to
Fed.R.Civ.P.16(b) shall be held on:
January 21, 2016, 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, he/she should confer with opposing
counsel 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.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that counsel 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. No later than five (5) business days prior to the Scheduling/Planning
Conference, counsel shall file their proposed Scheduling Order (in PDF) in compliance
with the ECF Filing Procedures. Counsel shall prepare the proposed Scheduling Order
as provided in D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.1 in accordance with the form and instructions
found through the links in D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.2 and 26.1(a).
Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(d) no discovery shall be sought until after the prescheduling conference meeting. 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).
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 23rd DAY OF OCTOBER, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
s/Michael J. Watanabe
MICHAEL J. WATANABE
United States Magistrate Judge
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