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