The Estate of Stephen Thomas Cary, Jr. v. United States of America

Filing 24

ORDER granting 23 Stipulation; Discovery due by 3/15/2018. Motions due by 4/16/2018. Proposed Joint Pretrial Order due by 5/16/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr on 11/21/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JM)

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Case 2:16-cv-00067-JAD-GWF Document 23 Filed 11/20/17 Page 1 of 3 1 STEVEN W. MYHRE Acting United States Attorney 2 District of Nevada 3 LINDSY M. ROBERTS Assistant United States Attorney 4 501 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 1100 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 5 Telephone: 702-388-6336 Email: 6 Attorneys for the United States. 7 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 11 THE ESTATE OF STEPHEN THOMAS CARY, JR., 12 Plaintiff, 13 v. 14 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 15 Defendant. 16 ) ) ) Case No. 2:16-cv-00067-JAD-GWF ) ) ) STIPULATION TO EXTEND ) SCHEDULING ORDER DEADLINES ) ) (Fifth Request) ) ) 17 18 Pursuant to Local Rules 6-1, 26-4, and Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(b), the parties stipulate, subject 19 to this Court’s approval, that the deadlines in the approved discovery schedule be extended as 20 set forth below. The parties assert that good cause exists for the requested extension. 21 1. Status Report. Discovery is currently set to close on December 15, 2017. This 22 request is made more than 21 days prior to that cutoff date solely for the purpose of extending 23 the deadline to conduct depositions while the parties are actively engaged in settlement 24 negotiations. The parties assert that good cause exists to extend the deadline as set forth in 25 Paragraph 4. Additionally, should this stipulation be approved by the Court, it will facilitate and 26 increase the possibility of resolution without the parties having to balance upcoming deadlines. 27 The parties do not anticipate seeking any further extension of the discovery period should the 28 Court grant this stipulation. 1 Case 2:16-cv-00067-JAD-GWF Document 23 Filed 11/20/17 Page 2 of 3 2. 1 Status/Discovery Completed. The parties have completed the following 2 discovery: • 3 Initial and supplemental disclosures have been made pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1)(C). 4 5 • The parties have exchanged written discovery. 6 • The parties have exchanged expert witness disclosures. 7 • Depositions of fact witnesses. 3. 8 Discovery remaining. The only outstanding discovery is depositions of expert 9 witnesses and potentially Plaintiff’s treating physicians and health care providers, all of whom 10 are/were employed by Defendant. 4. 11 Reasons for extension. The parties request this extension to provide them with 12 the time to facilitate potential resolution of the matter. The parties are actively engaged in 13 settlement negotiations and both parties are hopeful that a resolution can be reached in the near 14 future. The parties continue to negotiate in good faith and request this extension to avoid 15 potentially costly expert depositions. 5. 16 Revised discovery schedule. The parties stipulate and agree to a 90-day 17 extension of the discovery deadline. The parties agree to the following revisions to the 18 discovery plan and ask that the Court adopt it as the revised scheduling order in this case. A. 19 Depositions: The parties agree and respectfully request that the discovery 20 cutoff date be extended from December 15, 2017 to March 15, 2018, for the limited purpose of 21 completing depositions. B. 22 Dispositive Motions: The parties request that the Court extend the 1 23 deadline to file dispositive motions, if any, to April 16, 2018 , which is 30 days after the 24 proposed discovery cutoff. 25 26 27 1 Deadlines falling on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday have been rolled to the next day that is not a 28 Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(a)(1)(C). 2 Case 2:16-cv-00067-JAD-GWF Document 23 Filed 11/20/17 Page 3 of 3 1 C. Pretrial Order: The parties request that the Court extend the deadline to 2 file the Pretrial Order to May 16, 2018, which is 30 days after the deadline for filing dispositive 3 motions. However, if any dispositive motions are filed, then the Pretrial Order shall be due 30 4 days after decisions on such motion(s). Disclosures under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3) and any 5 objections thereto shall be included in the Joint Pretrial Order. 6 Respectfully submitted this 20th day of November 2017. 7 PAUL PADDA LAW, PLLC STEVEN W. MYHRE Acting United States Attorney 8 /s/ Paul Padda 9 PAUL PADDA, ESQ. 4240 West Flamingo Rd, Suite 220 10 Las Vegas, Nevada 89103 Attorney for Plaintiff 11 /s/ Lindsy M. Roberts LINDSY M. ROBERTS Assistant United States Attorney Attorneys for the United States 12 13 14 15 16 IT IS SO ORDERED: 17 18 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 19 DATED: 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 11/21/2017

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