Synergen Inc. v. FCA US LLC
ORDER on Status Conference. Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HMon)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 16-cv-11842
Hon. Matthew F. Leitman
FCA US LLC,
ORDER ON STATUS CONFERENCE
On March 20, 2017, the Court held a telephonic status conference with
counsel for both parties to discuss outstanding discovery issues in this action. For
the reasons stated during the conference, and pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 53, the Court will appoint a discovery master to address discovery
disputes that cannot be efficiently resolved by this Court.
During the conference, counsel expressed their belief that the parties could
agree upon a discovery master. By no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24,
2017, the parties shall submit to the Court a proposed order that (1) complies with
all of the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 53(b)(2) and (2) appoints
an agreed-upon discovery master. The parties shall also instruct the discovery
master to submit an affidavit to the Court that complies with Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 53(b)(3). Upon receipt of that affidavit, the Court will enter the proposed
By no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017, the parties shall
provide written notice to the discovery master of all outstanding discovery disputes
in need of resolution. The discovery master shall thereafter resolve those disputes
with “all reasonable diligence.” Fed. Rule Civ. Proc. 53(b)(2).
In addition, for the reasons stated during the status conference, the Court will
enter an amended scheduling order in this action extending all dates for a period of
ninety (90) days. There will be no further extensions to the scheduling order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: March 20, 2017
s/Matthew F. Leitman
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the
parties and/or counsel of record on March 20, 2017, by electronic means and/or
s/Holly A. Monda
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