Jensen v. Stogner et al

Filing 12

ORDER SETTING MANDATORY TELEPHONIC CASE MANAGMEENT CONFERENCE AND EXCHANGE OF INITIAL DISCLOSURES: A Telephonic Case Management Conference is set for 8/29/2022 at 09:00 AM in Reno Courtroom 1 before Magistrate Judge Carla Baldwin. To jo in the conference, defense counsel shall dial the toll-free telephone number 877-336-1829. The access code is 2809752 and the security code is 21337. Defense counsel shall make the necessary arrangements for the Pla intiff's telephonic appearance at this conference and shall provide the Courtroom Deputy, Lisa Mann at lisa_mann@nvd.uscourts.gov with the telephone number at which the Plaintiff can be reached for this mandatory telephonic case management conference. At least one-week in advance of the case management conference, each party shall file a case management conference statement. See the attached order for specifications. Signed by Magistrate Judge Carla Baldwin on 8/2/2022. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - LGM)

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Case 3:21-cv-00337-RCJ-CLB Document 12 Filed 08/02/22 Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA 4 5 THOMAS D. JENSEN, 8 ORDER SETTING MANDATORY TELEPHONIC CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND EXCHANGE OF INITIAL DISCLOSURES Plaintiff, 6 7 Case No. 3:21-cv-00337-RCJ-CLB v. JAMES STOGNER, et al., 9 Defendants. 10 11 The Court has now screened Plaintiff's complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 12 1915A(a) and ordered the case to proceed. In order to ensure the just, speedy, and 13 cost-effective resolution of this action, the court orders: (1) the parties to exchange initial 14 disclosures, as described below; and (2) the parties attend a mandatory telephonic case 15 management conference to be held on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., as 16 describe more fully below. 17 Following the mandatory telephone conference, the court will issue a full 18 scheduling order following the scheduling conference, setting out additional dates 19 related to discovery and the litigation. Aside from the initial disclosures required by this 20 order, no other discovery may proceed until the court enters a full scheduling order 21 following the mandatory telephonic scheduling conference. 22 /// 23 1 Case 3:21-cv-00337-RCJ-CLB Document 12 Filed 08/02/22 Page 2 of 5 1 I. INITIAL DISCLOSURES 2 Notwithstanding Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1)(B), the court finds that 3 initial disclosures would be helpful in managing this action under Federal Rule of Civil 4 Procedure 16, taking into account the extent of prisoner litigation in this district, the 5 desire to manage those cases efficiently, the desire to secure the just, speedy, and 6 inexpensive determination of this case, the importance of the issues at stake, the 7 parties' relative access to relevant information, the parties' resources, the importance of 8 discovery in resolving issues, and the value of initial disclosure of information obtained 9 through the administrative grievance process. 1 Accordingly, all parties are hereby 10 ordered to provide initial disclosures with the following information: 2 11 A. The name and, if known, the address and telephone number of each 12 individual likely to have discoverable information—along with the subjects of that 13 information—that the disclosing party may use to support its claims or defenses, unless 14 the use would be solely for impeachment. 15 16 17 18 Rule 26, Advisory Committee Note, 2000 Amendments ("[T]he court can 19 order exchange of similar information in managing the action under Rule 16."). Also note Rule 26, Advisory Committee Note, 1993 Amendment "The enumeration in Rule 20 26(a) of items to be disclosed does not prevent a court from requiring by order or local rule that the parties disclose additional information without a discovery request." 21 2 These disclosures must be mailed to the other parties in the case, or their 22 attorneys, if they are represented by counsel. These disclosures should not be filed with the court. 23 1 2 Case 3:21-cv-00337-RCJ-CLB Document 12 Filed 08/02/22 Page 3 of 5 1 1. The Parties may withhold confidential sensitive information 2 regarding the identity or contact information of such individuals so long as they provide 3 a method of identifying and contacting such individuals, such as through counsel. 4 B. A copy—or a description by category and location—of all documents, 5 electronically stored information, and tangible things that the disclosing party has in its 6 possession, custody, or control and may use to support its claims or defenses, unless 7 the use would be solely for impeachment. 8 1. In the context of Rule 26, "[c]ontrol is defined as the legal right to 9 obtain documents upon demand." United States v. Int'l Union of Petroleum & Indus. 10 Workers, AFL−CIO, 870 F.2d 1450, 1452 (9th Cir. 1989). 11 2. To the extent Defendant(s) intend to rely on an affirmative defense 12 based on a failure to exhaust administrative remedies, Defendant(s) shall provide to 13 Plaintiff all documents Defendants intend to use to support that defense. 14 II. MANDATORY TELEPHONIC CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 15 A mandatory telephonic case management conference will be held on Monday, 16 August 29, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. To join the conference, defense counsel shall dial the 17 toll−free telephone number 877-336-1829. The access code is 2809752 and the 18 security code is 21337. Defense counsel shall make the necessary arrangements for 19 the Plaintiff’s telephonic appearance at this conference and shall provide the Courtroom 20 Deputy, Lisa Mann at lisa_mann@nvd.uscourts.gov with the telephone number at which 21 the Plaintiff can be reached for this mandatory telephonic case management 22 conference. The parties should be available for one hour, although the case 23 3 Case 3:21-cv-00337-RCJ-CLB Document 12 Filed 08/02/22 Page 4 of 5 1 management conference will likely take less time. The parties shall be prepared to 2 informally discuss the following issues: 3 A. A brief statement of the parties' claims and/or defenses; 4 B. Confirmation that initial disclosures (described above) have been provided, 5 and any justification for withholding any portion of that information; 6 C. The location of potentially relevant documents; 7 D. Any deficiency or problems in the other party's initial disclosures; 8 E. Discovery each party intends to take, if any, in addition to the discovery 9 ordered above; 10 F. A timeline for the scheduling of discovery; 11 G. Any options or methods for the streamlining discovery; 12 H. Whether any party intends to challenge the issue of exhaustion; 13 I. Whether any party intends to use expert witnesses; 14 J. Whether each party would consent to magistrate judge jurisdiction; and, 15 K. Any immediate or ongoing issues or requests for injunctive relief regarding 16 current incarceration that could require the court's immediate attention. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 III. CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE STATEMENTS At least one-week in advance of the case management conference, each party shall file a case management conference statement. The case management conference statement must address the issues listed above, as well as any other issues that the parties believe would assist in the scheduling of the case. The statement should include the date that initial disclosures were served and any deficiencies in either party's 4 Case 3:21-cv-00337-RCJ-CLB Document 12 Filed 08/02/22 Page 5 of 5 1 disclosures. The statement must not exceed five (5) pages in length and no exhibits or 2 attachments should be included. 3 IV. SCHEDULING ORDER 4 Following the case management conference, the court will issue a Scheduling 5 Order and Discovery Plan with the benefit of the input of the parties. Once issued, the 6 dates in the Scheduling Order and Discovery Plan shall be firm and no extension shall 7 be given without permission from the court based on good cause shown. 8 DATED: August 2, 2022 9 10 11 _______________________________ CARLA BALDWIN UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 5

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