Mendoza v. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al
ORDER FOR INTIAL PROGRESSION OF CASE- Justin Osterberg's Motion to Extend 93 is denied as moot. Planning Conference: A telephone conference with the undersigned magistrate judge will be held ten business days following the ruling on any motion to dismiss or for summary judgment as set forth in paragraph six of this order. Plaintiffs counsel shall schedule and initiate the conference call. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. (MKR)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
ORDER FOR INITIAL
PROGRESSION OF CASE
JUSTIN OSTERBERG, individually;
JOHN DOES #1-5, individually;
SARPY COUNTY, NEBRASKA;
SHERIFF JEFF DAVIS, and
JOHN DOES #6-10,
This matter is before the court on the defendant Justin Osterberg’s Motion to
Extend (Filing No. 93). Additionally, counsel have conducted their conference required
by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) and have filed their report of such conference which has now
been reviewed by the court.
IT IS ORDERED: Justin Osterberg’s Motion to Extend (Filing No. 93) is denied
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED:
Authorization and Sequence of Discovery. The parties may now
commence discovery required to prepare the case for mediation or other settlement
negotiations. Any further discovery shall be limited to:
the availability of qualified immunity to the individual defendants
within the confines of the qualified immunity rule, unless the parties agree
otherwise in particular instances; and
the availability of sovereign immunity under the Nebraska Political
Subdivisions Tort Claims Act (with deposition adjournment if necessary as
to any issues arising outside the scope of the above).
Mandatory Disclosures described in Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1) shall be
served by September 12, 2014.
The filing of disclosures under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1), and (2), as well
as the filing of discovery documents, depositions, and disclosures required by this order
shall be governed by NECivR 26.1. The disclosures required by Fed. R. Civ. P.
26(a)(3) shall be filed when served. Note: Disclosures that are filed should be
redacted so no personal information (e.g., home addresses, phone numbers,
Social Security numbers, etc.) is made part of the public record.
Withholding Documents from Disclosure or Discovery.
document is withheld from production or disclosure on the grounds of privilege or work
product, the producing party shall disclose the following information about each such
document withheld: a description of the document withheld with as much specificity as
is practicable without disclosing its contents, including (a) the general nature of the
document; (b) the identity and position of its author; (c) the date it was written; (d) the
identity and position of its addressee; (e) the identities and positions of all persons who
were given or have received copies of it and the dates copies were received by them; (f)
the document's present location and the identity and position of its custodian; and (g)
the specific reason or reasons why it has been withheld from production or disclosure.
Limits on Discovery. Each party is limited to serving fifty (50)
interrogatories on any other party. The plaintiffs as a group, and the defendants as a
group, are each limited to taking ten (10) depositions in this case, without leave of court.
Motions for Summary Judgment. Defendants’ motions to dismiss
and/or for summary judgment shall be filed by February 20, 2015. Plaintiff’s opposition
to dispositive motions shall be filed by March 13, 2015. Defendants’ replies on
dispositive motions shall be filed by March 27, 2015.
Adding Parties; Amending Pleadings. Any motion to amend pleadings
and/or add parties shall be filed not later than November 14, 2014, by the plaintiff, and
not later than December 12, 2014, by the defendants.
Planning Conference. A telephone conference with the undersigned
magistrate judge will be held ten business days following the ruling on any motion to
dismiss or for summary judgment as set forth in paragraph six of this order. Plaintiff’s
counsel shall schedule and initiate the conference call.
Motions to alter dates. All requests for changes of deadlines established
by this order shall be directed to the magistrate judge by appropriate motion.
The stipulations of the parties regarding discovery and progression
matters set forth in their planning report to the court, not in conflict with the provisions of
this order, are approved and adopted.
Dated this 4th day of September, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Thomas D. Thalken
United States Magistrate Judge
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