United States of America v. $426,590.00 in United States Currency et al
SCHEDULING ORDER: by Magistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea. Discovery due by April 4, 2022. Dispositive Motions due by May 5, 2022. Proposed Pretrial Order due to the Court by July 5, 2022. (atc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
No. 2:21-cv-71 SMV/KRS
$426,590 in UNITED STATES CURRENCY, et al.,
MAYKEEL S. GEORGES,
THIS MATTER comes before the Court following a telephonic Rule 16 scheduling
conference held on October 5, 2021. At the hearing, the Court adopted the parties’ proposed
Joint Status Report and Provisional Discovery Plan, with slight modifications, as reflected in the
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties shall adhere to the following
(a) Maximum of forty (40) interrogatories by each party to any other party. Responses
due 30 days after service.
(b) Maximum of forty (40) requests for production by each party to any other party.
Responses due 30 days after service.
(c) Maximum of twenty-five (25) requests for admission by each party to any other party.
Responses due 30 days after service.
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(d) Maximum of ten (10) depositions by Plaintiff and ten (10) by Claimant. Each
deposition (other than of parties) limited to maximum of four (4) hours unless
extended by agreement of the parties.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the following case management deadlines shall
Deadline for Plaintiff to amend pleadings and join additional parties pursuant to Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure 15: October 19, 2021;
Deadline for Claimant to amend pleadings and join additional parties pursuant to Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure 15: November 2, 2021
Deadline for Plaintiff’s expert reports: January 7, 2022;
Deadline for Claimant’s expert reports: February 7, 2022;
Termination of discovery: April 4, 2022;
Deadline for supplementing discovery/disclosures: Due 30 days after receipt of
Motions relating to discovery: April 25, 2022;
All other motions:1 May 5, 2022;
Plaintiff to Claimant by: June 20, 2022;
Claimant to Court by: July 5, 2022.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court must approve any changes to the timing or
scope of discovery, other than the parties’ agreement to extend the length of a deposition made
during the deposition in question. Requests by a party to change the timing or scope of
This deadline applies to motions related to the admissibility of experts or expert testimony that
may require a Daubert hearing, but otherwise does not apply to motions in limine. The Court will
set a motions in limine deadline in a separate order.
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discovery, other than a mutual agreement to extend a deposition reached during the deposition,
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 which ensures that the
response to that request is 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 twentyone (21) day time period under Local Rule 26.6 to challenge a party’s objections to answering
discovery. The parties are encouraged to review Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) to
ensure they properly disclose all testifying witnesses, not just those for whom a report is
KEVIN R. SWEAZEA
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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