Yelgin v. Raymond School District

Filing 8

ORDER approving 6 Discovery Plan. Length of Trial 5 days. Case Track: Standard. So Ordered by Chief Judge Joseph N. Laplante. Dispositive Motion Filing Deadline 6/3/2013. Mediation Follow Up on 9/3/2013.(dae)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Louis Yelgin v. Civil No. 13-cv-00030-JL Raymond School District ORDER AFTER PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL CONFERENCE The Preliminary Pretrial Conference was held in chambers on May 1, 2013. The Discovery Plan (document no. 6) is approved as submitted, with the following changes: • Close of discovery1 - 120 days prior to final pretrial conference • Expert challenges - 60 days prior to final pretrial conference • Summary judgment deadline - 120 days prior to final pretrial conference • Jury/Bench trial - April, 2014 Summary Judgment. The parties and counsel are advised that compliance with Rule 56(e) and Local Rule 7.2(b), regarding evidentiary support for factual assertions, and specification and delineation of material issues of disputed fact, will be required. 1 Discovery requests requiring production or responses after the deadline are not permitted, except by agreement. Oral argument on dispositive motions. Counsel and the parties should anticipate that oral argument will be held on all dispositive motions. Any party preferring that such a motion be decided on the written filings alone should so notify the clerk. Discovery disputes. Discovery disputes will be handled by the undersigned judge, as opposed to the Magistrate Judge, in the normal course. No motion to compel is necessary. The party or counsel seeking discovery-related relief should confer with adverse counsel to choose mutually available dates, and then contact the Deputy Clerk to schedule a conference call with the court. The court will inform counsel and parties what written materials, if any, should be submitted in advance of the conference call. Customary motions to compel discovery, while disfavored by the undersigned judge, are nonetheless permissible. If counsel prefer traditional discovery litigation to the conference call procedure set forth above, any such motion to compel should expressly request, in the title of the motion, a referral to the United States Magistrate Judge. normally be granted. Such referral requests will If the Magistrate Judge is recused, alternate arrangements will be made. 2 SO ORDERED. ____________________________ Joseph N. Laplante United States District Judge Dated: cc: May 8, 2013 H. Jonathan Meyer, Esq. Donald L. Smith, Esq. 3

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