Winstead v. Williams et al
AMENDED GENERAL ORDER: Report of Rule 26(f) planning meeting. Signed by Magistrate Judge R. Stan Baker on 6/9/17. (loh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
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CIVIL ACTION NO.: CV617-49
Warden Stanley Williams et al.,
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RULE 26 INSTRUCTION ORDER
The above captioned case having recently been filed in this Court, the Court issues the
following Order to provide instructions to the parties regarding their initial discovery obligations
and to institute initial case management proceedings.
Rule 26(f) Conference
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) requires the parties to confer, develop a proposed
discovery plan, and submit a report to this Court. Subsequent to the filing of the report, a
Scheduling Order must be entered pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b). Therefore,
by the earlier of(1)sixty (60) days after any defendant has been served with the complaint;
or (2)forty-five (45) days after any defendant has appeared, the parties shall confer as
provided in Rule 26(0- See L.R. 26.1(a).'
During the Rule 26(f) Conference, the parties shall discuss the nature and bases of their
claims and defenses, the possibilities for a prompt settlement or resolution of the case, and the
' The Rule 26(f) Conference may be held telephonically and should be attended by any unrepresented
parties and counsel for any represented parties.
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