Czudar v. Pro-Vigil, Inc.

Filing 47

ORDER Granting 46 Stipulation to Extend; Discovery due by 6/9/2021. Motions due by 7/9/2021. Proposed Joint Pretrial Order due by 8/8/2021. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 4/26/2021. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DRS) Modified Pretrial Order date on 4/26/2021 (SLD).

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Case 2:19-cv-01784-GMN-NJK Document 46 Filed 04/23/21 Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 LISA A. MCCLANE, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 10139 JACKSON LEWIS P.C. 300 S. Fourth Street, Suite 900 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 Tel: (702) 921-2460 Fax: (702) 921-2461 E-Mail: lisa.mcclane@jacksonlewis.com Attorneys for Defendant Pro-Vigil, Inc. 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 10 11 JULIUS CZUDAR, 12 13 14 15 Plaintiff, vs. PRO-VIGIL, INC., a foreign Corporation headquartered in Texas, Defendant. 16 Case No.: 2:19-cv-01784-GMN-NJK AMENDED STIPULATION AND ORDER TO EXTEND DISCOVERY AND DISPOSITIVE MOTION FOR DEADLINES (Fifth Request) 17 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between Plaintiff Julius Czudar (“Plaintiff”), 18 through his counsel Mullins & Trenchak, Attorneys at Law, and Defendant Pro-Vigil, Inc., 19 (“Defendant”) and (collectively referred to as the “Parties”), by and through their respective counsel 20 of record, hereby stipulate to extend the deadline to complete discovery and file dispositive motions 21 in this case, and agree as follows: 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JACKSON LEWIS P.C. LAS VEGAS 1. On February 28, 2020, this Court entered an Order granting the parties first request to extend the Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order. [ECF #20] 2. On July 23, 2020, this Court entered an Order granting the parties second request for extension and extended all Discovery Deadlines by 120 days. [ECF #34] 3. On November 23, 2021, this Court entered an Order granting the parties third request to extend the Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order [ECF No. 38] Case 2:19-cv-01784-GMN-NJK Document 46 Filed 04/23/21 Page 2 of 5 1 2 4. On February 18, 2021, this Court entered an Order granting the parties fourth request to extend the Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order [ECF No. 43] 3 5. 4 Scheduling Order. 5 6. 6 7 This is the fifth request by the parties to amend the Court’s February 28, 2020 The parties stipulated and agreed to extend the discovery and dispositive motion deadlines for thirty (30) days as necessary to allow for completion of witness depositions. 7. The parties have been diligent but given the pandemic there have been mandated 8 closures, witnesses are unavailable and/or have limited availability, there has been remote and/or 9 limited access to information, and counsel for the parties have both had medical issues. 10 11 12 13 14 15 8. Plaintiff’s Counsel’s office had a case of Covid-19 on his staff which necessitated a second shutdown of his business operations which followed the initial shutdown. 9. The parties were forced to continue the initial ENE session because Plaintiff’s Counsel was hospitalized for four (4) days with shortness of breath. 10. The ENE session was extended until May 20, 2020, in an attempt to resolve the underlying lawsuit without necessitating the need for further litigation. 16 11. Plaintiff’s Counsel had surgery on September 3, 2020. 17 12. The surgery left Counsel in a cast for nine (9) weeks. 18 13. Plaintiff’s Counsel was unable to walk without the assistance of crutches through 19 20 21 22 23 24 the month of December, 2020. 14. This unforeseen medical emergency created additional delays in answering written discovery and working with Plaintiff. 15. Plaintiff’s Counsel was forced to close his office in December once again because of a positive Covid-19 test by someone that lives in his home. 16. Plaintiff’s Counsel suffered delays in his other litigation and the immediate case at 25 hand. He recently submitted supplemental discovery requests and the parties are currently in the 26 process of scheduling depositions for witnesses located out of state. 27 28 JACKSON LEWIS P.C. LAS VEGAS 17. Defendant’s counsel also has an immediate family member who was in the Intensive Care Unit the first week of April 2021 and remains hospitalized. 2 Case 2:19-cv-01784-GMN-NJK Document 46 Filed 04/23/21 Page 3 of 5 1 18. This Request is not for the purpose of delay and is made in good faith. STATEMENT OF DISCOVERY THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETED 2 3 Plaintiff served the following disclosures: 4 a. Initial Disclosures on March 7, 2020; 5 b. First Supplemental Disclosures on March 17, 2020. 6 c. Second Supplemental Disclosures on October 9, 2020. 7 Plaintiff served the following discovery requests: 8 a. First Set of Interrogatories on April 16, 2020. 9 b. First Set of Request for Production of Documents on April 16, 2020. 10 c. Supplemental Request for Production on March 29, 2021. 11 d. Supplemental Set of Plaintiff’s Supplemental Interrogatories on March 29, 2021. 12 e. Requests for Admission on April 2, 2021. 13 Defendant served the following disclosures: 14 a. Initial Disclosures on March 5, 2020; 15 b. First Supplemental Disclosures on April 28, 2020. 16 c. Second Supplemental Disclosures on October 30, 2020. 17 Plaintiff answered the Discovery Requests: 18 a. First Set of Interrogatories on October 9, 2020. 19 b. First Request for Production of Documents on October 9, 2020. 20 Defendant served the following discovery requests: 21 a. First Set of Interrogatories on June 10, 2020. 22 b. First Set of Request for Production of Documents on June 10, 2020. 23 Defendant served the following Responses to Discovery: 24 a. Responses to Interrogatories on October 30, 2020. 25 b. Responses to Requests for Production of Documents October 30, 2020. 26 The parties jointly: 27 a. Had a “meet and confer” regarding Discovery responses on December 4, 2020. 28 b. Discusses the Protective Order on December 4, 2020. JACKSON LEWIS P.C. LAS VEGAS 3 Case 2:19-cv-01784-GMN-NJK Document 46 Filed 04/23/21 Page 4 of 5 1 c. Submitted the Protective Order on January 4, 2021. 2 d. The Court signed the Protective Order on January 4, 2021. 3 STATEMENT OF DISCOVERY THAT REMAINS TO BE COMPLETED 4 Defendant is providing responses to Plaintiff’s Supplemental Request for Production of 5 Documents, Supplemental Interrogatories and Request for Admissions. In addition, Defendant 6 plans to conduct Plaintiff’s deposition on April 30, 2021 and Plaintiff plans to depose out of state 7 witnesses, Jeremy White and Megan Berg the second week of May 2021. The parties anticipate 8 that thirty (30) days should be sufficient to complete Discovery and to avoid further requests for 9 extensions. For the above stated reasons, the parties request that the discovery deadline be extended 10 thirty (30) days from May 10, 2021 to June 9, 2021. PROPOSED SCHEDULE 11 12 The parties stipulate and agree that: 13 1. 14 15 16 17 Discovery: The discovery period shall be extended thirty (30) days from May 10, 2021 to June 09, 2021 for the sole purpose of completing the discovery outlined above. 2. Dispositive Motions: The parties shall have through and including July 09, 2021, to file dispositive motions. 3. Pre-Trial Order: If no dispositive motions are filed, the Joint Pretrial Order shall 19 be filed thirty (30) days after the date set for the filing of dispositive motions. Therefore, the Joint August 8, 2021 Pretrial order shall be filed no later than July 09, 2021. In the event dispositive motions are filed, 20 the date for filing the Joint Pretrial Order shall be suspended until thirty (30) days after decision on 21 the dispositive motions or by further order of the Court. 18 22 23 4. A trial date has not yet been set in this matter, and no other deadlines are affected by this stipulation. 24 25 26 27 28 JACKSON LEWIS P.C. LAS VEGAS 4 Case 2:19-cv-01784-GMN-NJK Document 46 Filed 04/23/21 Page 5 of 5 1 5. 2 Dated this 23rd day of April, 2021. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 This stipulation and order is sought in good faith and not for the purpose of delay. MULLINS & TRENCHAK, ATTORNEYS AT JACKSON LEWIS P.C. LAW /s/ Philip J. Trenchak PHILIP J. TRENCHAK, ESQ. Nevada State Bar No. 9924 VICTORIA C. MULLINS, ESQ. Nevada State Bar No. 13546 1614 S. Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, Nevada 89104 /s/ Lisa A. McClane LISA A. MCCLANE, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 10139 300 S. Fourth Street, Ste. 900 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 Attorneys for Defendant Pro-Vigil, Inc Attorneys for Plaintiff Julius Czudar 11 12 ORDER 13 IT IS SO ORDERED: 14 15 16 United States District Court Judge United States Magistrate Judge April 26, 2021 Dated: _____________________________ 17 18 19 20 21 4826-3780-2726, v. 1 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JACKSON LEWIS P.C. LAS VEGAS 5

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