Savage v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company
SCHEDULING ORDER: by Magistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea. (cbf)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
STATE FARM FIRE & CASUALTY
THIS MATTER comes before the Court following a telephonic Rule 16 scheduling
conference held on September 21, 2017. At the hearing, the Court adopted the parties’ proposed
Joint Status Report and Provisional Discovery Plan with the modifications noted herein.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that the parties shall adhere to the following
(a) Maximum of 25 interrogatories per party to the other party with responses due 30
days after service.
(b) Maximum of 25 requests for admission per party to the other party with responses
due 30 days after service.
(c) The Court will not limit requests for production with the caveat that any party may
seek relief in the event the other party’s number of requests becomes unreasonable or
(d) Maximum of 8 depositions by each party. Depositions shall not exceed the maximum
time allowed under the Federal Rules.
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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the following case management deadlines shall
(a) Deadline for Plaintiff to join parties or amend pleadings pursuant to Federal Rule of
Civil Procedure 15:
November 1, 2017;
(b) Deadline for Defendant to join parties or amend pleadings pursuant to Federal Rule of
Civil Procedure 15:
(c) Plaintiff’s expert-disclosure deadline:
(d) Defendant’s expert-disclosure:
December 1, 2017;
February 1, 2018;
March 1, 2018;
(e) Deadline for supplementing discovery/disclosures: Within thirty days of receiving
information requiring supplementation.
(f) Termination of discovery:
March 30, 2018;
(g) Motions relating to discovery:
May 1, 2018;
(h) All other motions, including dispositive and Daubert motions:
June 1, 2018;
(i) Pretrial order:
Plaintiff to Defendant by: July 16, 2018;
Defendant to Court by: July 23, 2018.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court must approve any changes to the timing or
scope of discovery. Requests by a party to change the timing or scope of discovery must be
made by motion and before the termination of discovery or the expiration of any applicable
deadline. Discovery must be completed on or before the termination of the discovery deadline.
A written discovery request must be propounded by a date so that the response to that request
shall be due on or before the discovery deadline. The parties are further reminded that the cutoff
for motions related to discovery does not relieve the party of the 21-day time period under Local
Rule 26.6 to challenge a party’s objections to answering discovery. The parties are encouraged
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to review Federal Rule of Procedure 26(a)(2) to ensure they properly disclose all testifying
witnesses, not just those for whom a report is required.
KEVIN R. SWEAZEA
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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