Walls v. Corrections Corporation of America

Filing 34

ORDER that 32 Motion to Set New Discovery Deadlines is GRANTED. The following Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order dates shall apply: Discovery due by 3/28/2018. Motions due by 4/27/2018. Proposed Joint Pretrial Order due by 5/28/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen on 9/29/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MMM)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 6 *** 7 ALEXANDER WALLS, 8 9 10 11 12 v. Case No. 2:14-cv-02201-KJD-PAL Plaintiff, ORDER CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA (d.b.a. “Nevada Southern Detention Center”), (Mot. Set Disc. Deadlines – ECF No. 32) Defendant. 13 This matter is before the Court on Defendant Corrections Corporation of America’s Motion 14 to Set New Discovery Deadlines (ECF No. 32). This Motion is referred to the undersigned 15 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and LR IB 1-3 and 1-7 of the Local Rules of Practice. 16 Plaintiff Alexander Walls is a prisoner currently in the custody of the Federal Bureau of 17 Prisons at the United States Penitentiary Coleman Fla. On September 16, 2016, the court entered 18 an Order (ECF No. 31) granting Mr. Walls’ Motion for Appointment of Counsel (ECF No. 27) 19 and referring this case to the Pilot Pro Bono Program. The order noted that the court could not 20 guarantee that a volunteer lawyer would be willing and available to accept the appointment. 21 Defendant subsequently filed the pending motion asking the court to set new discovery deadlines 22 in this matter, including expert disclosure and dispositive motion deadlines, once counsel is either 23 appointed for Mr. Walls or it is determined that counsel is not available. 24 For the past year the pro bono liaison has diligently attempted to find a volunteer lawyer 25 to take the case. Despite requests made to lawyers and organizations in multiple jurisdictions by 26 the pro bono liaison and the judge in charge of the Pilot Pro Bono Program, the court has been 27 unable to find a lawyer who will take this case. To prevent any further delay, the court finds good 28 cause to grant defendant’s motion and set new discovery deadlines. 1 1 Accordingly, 2 IT IS ORDERED: 3 1. Defendant Corrections Corporation of America’s Motion to Set New Discovery 4 5 Deadlines (ECF No. 32) is GRANTED. 2. The following Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order dates shall apply: 6 a. Close of Discovery: March 28, 2018 7 b. Expert Disclosures: January 26, 2018 8 c. Rebuttal Expert Disclosures: February 26, 2018 9 d. Interim Status Report: January 26, 2018 10 11 e. Extensions or Modifications of the Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order: March 8, 2018 12 f. Dispositive Motions: April 27, 2018 13 g. Joint Pretrial Order: May 28, 2018 14 h. In the event dispositive motions are timely filed, the date for filing the joint 15 pretrial order shall be suspended until 30 days after a decision of the dispositive 16 motions. 17 objections thereto, shall be included in the joint pretrial order. 18 The disclosures required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3), and any Dated this 29th day of September, 2017. 19 20 PEGGY A. LEEN UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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