Parraz et al v. The Board of Regents of the University of New Mexico et al

Filing 27

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jerry H. Ritter. Joint Status Report is due by Wednesday, February 15, 2023. A telephonic Rule 16 Scheduling Conference is set for Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.. Counsel must call Judge Ritter's Conference Line at (888) 278-0296 (access code: 9998216) to connect to the proceedings. (ama)

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Case 1:22-cv-00472-KG-JHR Document 27 Filed 01/19/23 Page 1 of 3 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO NOAH PARRAZ, as Personal Representative of the Wrongful Death Estate of GILBERT PARRAZ, and SYLVIA PARRAZ, individually, Plaintiffs, v. No. 1:22-cv-472 JFR/JHR THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, as trustees of the University of New Mexico Hospital, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DANIEL J. DICKMAN, M.D., and RONALD A. PITT, M.D., Defendants. INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER This case is assigned to me for scheduling, case management, discovery and other nondispositive motions. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as amended, as well as the Local Rules of the Court will apply to this lawsuit. The parties, appearing through counsel or pro se, will “meet and confer” no later than Wednesday February 1, 2023, to formulate a provisional discovery plan. FED. R. CIV. P. 26(f). The time allowed for discovery is generally 120 to 150 days. The parties will cooperate in preparing a Joint Status Report and Provisional Discovery Plan (“JSR”) which follows the sample Case 1:22-cv-00472-KG-JHR Document 27 Filed 01/19/23 Page 2 of 3 JSR available at the Court’s web site.1 The blanks for suggested/proposed dates are to be filled in by the parties. Actual dates will be promulgated by order of the court shortly after entry of the JSR. Plaintiff, or Defendant in removed cases, is responsible for filing the JSR by Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Good cause must be shown and the Court’s express and written approval obtained for any modification of the dates in the scheduling order that issue from the JSR. Initial disclosures under FED. R. CIV. P. 26(a)(1) shall be made within fourteen (14) days of the meet-and-confer session. A Rule 16 scheduling conference will be conducted by telephone on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. Counsel shall call the following telephone number to be connected to the conference: (888) 278-0296 (access code: 9998216). At the Rule 16 scheduling conference, counsel will be prepared to discuss discovery needs and scheduling, all claims and defenses, the use of scientific evidence and whether a Daubert2 hearing is needed, initial disclosures, and the time of expert disclosures and reports under FED. R. CIV. P. 26(a)(2). We will also discuss settlement prospects and alternative dispute resolution possibilities and consideration of consent pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c). Client attendance is not required. If service on all parties is not complete, plaintiff(s) appearing through counsel or pro se, is (are) responsible for notifying all parties of the content of this order. 1 Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 06-173, the JSR replaces and supersedes the Provisional Discovery Plan and the Initial Pretrial Report, effective January 2, 2007. Please visit the Court’s web site, to download the standardized Joint Status Report and Provisional Discovery Plan form. 2 Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U. S. 579 (1993). 2 Case 1:22-cv-00472-KG-JHR Document 27 Filed 01/19/23 Page 3 of 3 Pre-trial practice in this cause shall be in accordance with the foregoing. ________________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 3

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