Coffey v. City of Clovis et al
SCHEDULING ORDER by Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. Discovery due by 3/12/2018. Pretrial Motions due by 4/12/2018. Proposed Pretrial Order due to the Court by 6/12/2018. (atc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
CV No. 17-709 RB/CG
CITY OF CLOVIS, et al.,
In accordance with the Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan adopted in
compliance with the Civil Justice Reform Act, and pursuant to Title 28 U.S.C. § 473(a)(1),
this case is assigned to a “180-day” discovery track classification. Accordingly, the
termination date for discovery is March 12, 2018, and discovery shall not be reopened,
nor shall case management deadlines be modified, except by an order of the Court upon
a showing of good cause. This deadline shall be construed to require that discovery be
completed on or before the above date. Before moving for an order relating to discovery,
the parties may request a conference with the Court in an attempt to resolve the dispute.
Service of interrogatories or requests for production shall be considered timely only if the
responses are due prior to the deadline. A notice to take deposition shall be considered
timely only if the deposition takes place prior to the deadline. The pendency of dispositive
motions shall not stay discovery.
Motions relating to discovery (including, but not limited to, motions to compel and
motions for protective order) shall be filed with the Court and served on opposing parties
by April 2, 2018. See D.N.M.LR-Civ. 7 for motion practice requirements and timing of
responses and replies. This deadline shall not be construed to extend the twenty-day time
limit in D.N.M.LR-Civ. 26.6.
Plaintiff shall identify to all parties in writing any expert witness to be used by
Plaintiff at trial and to provide expert reports pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 26(a)(2)(B) no
later than October 23, 2017. All other parties shall identify in writing any expert witness to
be used by such parties at trial and to provide expert reports pursuant to FED. R. CIV.
P. 26(a)(2)(B) no later than December 4, 2017.
Pretrial motions, other than discovery motions, shall be filed with the Court and
served on opposing party by April 12, 2018. See D.N.M.LR-Civ. 7 for motion practice
requirements and timing of responses and replies. Any pretrial motions, other than
discovery motions, filed after the above dates shall, in the discretion of the Court, be
Plaintiff shall have until October 12, 2017, to join additional parties and to amend
the pleadings. Defendant shall have until November 13, 2017, to join additional parties
and to amend the pleadings.
If documents are attached as exhibits to motions, affidavits or briefs, those parts of
the exhibits that counsel want to bring to the attention of the Court must be highlighted in
accordance with D.N.M.LR-Civ. 10.6.
Counsel are directed to file a consolidated final Pretrial Order as follows: Plaintiff to
Defendant on or before May 29, 2018; Defendant to Court on or before June 12, 2018.
Counsel are directed that the Pretrial Order will provide that no witnesses except rebuttal
witnesses whose testimony cannot be anticipated, will be permitted to testify unless the
name of the witness is furnished to the Court and opposing counsel no later than thirty
(30) days prior to the time set for trial. Any exceptions thereto must be upon order of the
Court for good cause shown.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
THE HONORABLE CARMEN E. GARZA
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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