Banasiak v. Cook et al
ORDER SETTING MANDATORY CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND EXCHANGE OF INITIAL DISCLOSURES: A Telephonic Case Management Conference is set for 12/11/2023 at 09:00 AM in Reno Courtroom 1 before Magistrate Judge Carla Baldwin. Lead defense co unsel shall dial 877-336-1829 to be properly connected into the courtroom for this hearing. The access code is 2809752 and the security code is 22527. Defense counsel shall make the necessary arrangements for the Pl aintiff's telephonic appearance and shall provide the Courtroom Deputy, Lisa Mann at email@example.com with the telephone number at which the Plaintiff can be reached for this mandatory 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 11/14/2023. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - LGM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
JOSHUA N. BANASIAK,
ORDER SETTING MANDATORY
CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
AND EXCHANGE OF INITIAL
Case No. 3:22-cv-00527-MMD-CLB
TANEESHA COOK, et al,
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 case
15 management conference to be held on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., as
16 describe more fully below.
Following the mandatory conference, the court will issue a full scheduling order,
18 setting out additional dates related to discovery and the litigation. Aside from the initial
19 disclosures required by this order, no other discovery may proceed until the court enters
20 a full scheduling order following the mandatory scheduling conference.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
MANDATORY CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
A mandatory case management conference will be held on December 11, 2023,
16 at 9:00 a.m. Lead defense counsel shall dial 877-336-1829 to be properly connected
17 into the courtroom for this hearing. The access code is 2809752 and the security code
18 is 22527. Defense counsel shall make the necessary arrangements for the Plaintiff’s
19 telephonic appearance at this conference and shall provide the Courtroom Deputy, Lisa
20 Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org with the telephone number at which the Plaintiff
21 can be reached for this mandatory case management conference. The parties should
1 be available for one hour, although the case management conference will likely take
2 less time. The parties shall be prepared to informally discuss the following issues:
A brief statement of the parties' claims and/or defenses;
Confirmation that initial disclosures (described above) have been provided,
5 and any justification for withholding any portion of that information;
The location of potentially relevant documents;
Any deficiency or problems in the other party's initial disclosures;
Discovery each party intends to take, if any, in addition to the discovery
9 ordered above;
A timeline for the scheduling of discovery;
Any options or methods for the streamlining discovery;
Whether any party intends to challenge the issue of exhaustion;
Whether any party intends to use expert witnesses;
Whether each party would consent to magistrate judge jurisdiction; and,
Any immediate or ongoing issues or requests for injunctive relief regarding
16 current incarceration that could require the court's immediate attention.
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
1 disclosures. The statement must not exceed five (5) pages in length and no exhibits or
2 attachments should be included.
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.
DATED: November 14, 2023
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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