Walters v. Division of Youth Services of the State of Missouri et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re: 77 MOTION for Leave to file Second Amended Complaint filed by Plaintiff Cody Walters ( ADR Future Reference 3/2/2015., Discovery Completion due by 4/16/2015., Jury Trial set for 9/8/2015 09:00 AM before District Judge Ronnie L. White., Dispositive Motions due by 5/15/2015., Pretrial Compliance due by 8/19/2015.). Signed by District Judge Ronnie L. White on 1/20/15. (JWJ)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES OF
THE STATE OF MISSOURI, et. al.,
Case No. 4:13CV1475 RLW
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave of Court to File Second
Amended Complaint (“Motion”; ECF No. 77). Plaintiff seeks to add three (3) new defendants to
this litigation. Defendants filed their Response to Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave of Court to File
Second Amended Complaint (ECF No. 79). Therein, Defendants note that the Court has already
amended the case management order two other times at Plaintiff’s request. Defendants also point
out that the current discovery deadline is January 16, 2015 and the dispositive motion deadline is
February 16, 2015. Defendants state that they do not oppose Plaintiff filing a Second Amended
Complaint as long as the Court allows an amended case management order.
The Court grants Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave of Court to File Second Amended
Complaint. Due to the protracted nature of this litigation, the Court enters an amended Case
Management Order that briefly extends the deadlines in this case.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave of Court to File Second
Amended Complaint (ECF No. 77) is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the following schedule shall apply in this case:
This case has been assigned to Track 2 (Standard).
Disclosure shall proceed in the following manner:
Plaintiff shall disclose all expert witnesses and shall provide the
reports required by Rule 26(a)(2), Fed.R.Civ.P., no later than February 2, 2015, and shall make
expert witnesses available for depositions, and have depositions completed, no later than
February 17, 2015.
(b) Defendants shall disclose all expert witnesses and shall provide the
reports required by Rule 26(a)(2), Fed.R.Civ.P., no later than March 2, 2015, and shall make
expert witnesses available for depositions, and have depositions completed, no later than April 1,
The parties shall complete all discovery in this case no later than
April 16, 2015.
Motions to compel shall be pursued in a diligent and timely manner,
but in no event filed more than eleven (11) days following the discovery deadline set out above.
Counsel may call chambers if a discovery dispute requires immediate attention.
This case shall be referred to alternative dispute resolution on March 2, 2015,
and that reference shall terminate on May 1, 2015.
Any motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions for
judgment on the pleadings, and motions under Daubert must be filed no later than May 15, 2015.
Opposition briefs shall be filed no later than June 15, 2015 and any reply brief may be filed no
later than June 26, 2015. Courtesy copies (including all exhibits) of all motions for summary
judgment and motions under Daubert shall be submitted to chambers either by mail or
ORDER RELATING TO TRIAL
This action is set for a JURY trial on September 8, 2015, at 9:00 AM. This is a
In this case, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, the attorneys shall, not less
than twenty (20) days prior to the date set for trial:
Stipulation: Meet and jointly prepare and file with the Clerk a JOINT
Stipulation of all uncontested facts, which may be read into evidence subject to any objections of
any party set forth in said stipulation (including a brief summary of the case which may be used on
Deliver to opposing counsel, and to the Clerk, a list of all proposed
witnesses, identifying those witnesses who will be called to testify and those who may be called.
Except for good cause shown, no party will be permitted to call any
witnesses not listed in compliance with this Order.
Mark for identification all exhibits to be offered in evidence at the trial
(Plaintiffs to use Arabic numerals and defendants to use letters, e.g., Pltf-1, Deft.-A, or Pltf
Jones-1, Deft Smith-A, if there is more than one plaintiff or defendant), and deliver to opposing
counsel and to the Clerk a list of such exhibits, identifying those that will be introduced into
evidence and those that may be introduced. The list shall clearly indicate for each business record
whether the proponent seeks to authenticate the business record by affidavit or declaration
pursuant to Fed. R. Evid. 902(11) or 902(12).
Submit said exhibits or true copies thereof, and copies of all affidavits
or declarations pursuant to Fed. R. Evid. 902(11)or 902(12), to opposing counsel for examination.
Prior to trial, the parties shall stipulate which exhibits may be introduced without objection or
preliminary identification, and shall file written objections to all other exhibits.
Except for good cause shown, no party will be permitted to offer any
exhibits not identified or not submitted by said party for examination by opposing counsel in
compliance with this Order. Any objections not made in writing at least ten (10) days prior to trial
may be considered waived.
Depositions, Interrogatory Answers, and Request for Admissions:
Deliver to opposing counsel and to the Clerk a list of all interrogatory
answers or parts thereof and depositions or parts thereof (identified by page and line numbers), and
answers to requests for admissions proposed to be offered in evidence. At least ten (10) days
before trial, opposing counsel shall state in writing any objections to such testimony and shall
identify any additional portions of such depositions not listed by the offering party which opposing
counsel proposes to offer.
Except for good cause shown, no party will be permitted to offer any
interrogatory answer, or deposition or part thereof, or answer to a request for admissions not listed
in compliance with this Order. Any objections not made as above required may be considered
Instructions: Submit to the Court and to opposing counsel their written request
for instructions and forms of verdicts reserving the right to submit requests for additional or
modified instructions at least ten (10) days before trial in light of opposing party’s requests for
instructions. (Each request must be supported by at least one pertinent citation.). The parties
shall email a copy of the instructions to the clerk at:
Trial Brief: Submit to the Court and opposing counsel a trial brief stating the
legal and factual issues and authorities relied on and discussing any anticipated substantive or
Motions In Limine: File all motions in limine to exclude evidence, and
submit a courtesy copy directly to the Court’s chambers, at least ten (10) days before trial.
Failure to comply with any part of this order may result in the imposition of sanctions.
Dated this 20th day of January, 2015.
RONNIE L. WHITE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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