Smith et al v. Stelly et al

Filing 28

ORDER SETTING RULE 16 STATUS CONFERENCE: Magistrate Judge Status Conference set, via telephone, for 3/26/2009 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Mildred E Methvin. Counsel for Plaintiff shall initiate conference call. Signed by Magistrate Judge Mildred E Methvin on 3/4/09. (crt,Smith, C)

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RECEiVED MAR Q42009 ROBtRI 1 SMEMMLL CLERK LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA UNITED STATES DiSTRiCT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE-OPELOUSAS DIVISION CIVIL ACTION NO. 08-1554 JAMES M. SMITH, JR., ANGELIQUE SMITH, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THEIR MINOR CHILD, GRANT SMITH VERSUS RONNIE STELLY, MICHAEL DUNN, ERIC HOLLIER, MICHAEL COUVILLION, PATRICK HARDY, BETSY M. LEONARD, AND MICHAEL W. NEUSTROM JUDGE HAIK MAGISTRATE JUDGE METHVIN ORDER SETTING RULE 16 STA TUS CONFERENCE iT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a status conference pursuant to FRCP Rule 16 will be conducted in this case. W11AT: WHEN: Rule 16 Status Conference March 26, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Telephone PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL to initiate conference call. - WHERE/HOW: WHO: At least one attorney of record for each party shall participate in the telephone conference with his/her calendar.' iT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the attorney participating in the conference ~hall ha~e uthority to enter into stipulations and to make admissions regarding all matters involved in a this litigation. That attorney shall also be prepared to discuss the Scheduling Order as well as the following: (1) the formulation and simplification of the issues, including the elimination of frivolous claims or defenses; the necessity or desirability of amendments to the pleadings; (2) Failure to appear will result in the imposition of appropriate sanctions, including apossible certification of contempt of court, tines, and/or assessment of costs and expenses. 2 (3) (4) the possibility of obtaining admissions of fact and of documents which will avoid unnecessary proof, stipulations regarding the authenticity of documents, and advance rulings from the court on the admissibility of evidence; the control and scheduling of discovery, including orders affecting disclosures and discovery pursuant to Rule 26 and Rules 29 through 37; the necessity of provisions for the disclosure of electronically stored information and agreements for claims of privilege; the identification of witnesses and documents; the date or dates for fUrther conferences; the advisability of referring matters to a magistrate judge; settlement and the use of special procedures to assist in resolving the litigation; an order directing a party or parties to present issues early in the litigation which could be the basis for summary judgment under Rule 56; pending motions; and such other matters as may facilitate the just, speedy, and inexpensive disposition of the action. (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) 3 Signed at Lafayette, Louisiana on March Ic 2009. ildred E. Methviu United States Magistrate Judge 800 Lafayette St., Suite 3500 Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 593-5140 FAX 593-5155

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