Copeland v. HCC Life Insurance Company

Filing 29

Memorandum Opinion and Order granting plaintiff's motion 26 for leave to file second amended complaint. Plaintiff shall file and serve its second amended complaint forthwith. All remaining case management cutoff dates are enlarged by sixty (60) days. The cutoff dates for all discovery and to file dispositive motions/responses /replies and stipulated facts shall be 3/16/2018, 4/23/2018, 5/23/2018, 6/6/2018, and 4/23/2018, respectively. Recently joined counsel shall review the stipulations (ECF Nos. 13 and 28 ) approved by the Court and, in not later than 7 days, inform the Court of his client's desire to join the stipulations or suggest modification. A Telephonic Status Conference is set for 2/12/2018 at 4:00 p.m. The conference will be conduced via telephone unless circumstances require otherwise. Lead counsel must be present unless excused by the Court upon written motion. Parties' attendance is welcome, but not mandatory. Counsel for Plaintiff is to set up the conference call and contact Chambers directly at 330-884-7435 with all participants on the line. Judge Benita Y. Pearson on 1/9/2018(C,KA)

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PEARSON, J. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION SANDRA COPELAND, Plaintiff, v. HCC LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CASE NO. 4:17CV1187 JUDGE BENITA Y. PEARSON MEMORANDUM OF OPINION AND ORDER [Resolving ECF No. 26] Pending before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint. ECF No. 26. During the January 8, 2018 Telephonic Status Conference, Plaintiff orally moved for an enlargement of the case management cutoff dates by sixty (60) days. Plaintiff’s motions are unopposed. For good cause shown, Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint is granted. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(2). Plaintiff shall file and serve its Second Amended Complaint forthwith. All remaining case management cutoff dates are enlarged by sixty (60) days. Accordingly, the Court sets the following revised case management cut-off dates: 1. The cut-off for all discovery is March 16, 2018. 2. The cut-off for filing dispositive motions is April 23, 2018. 3. Responses shall be filed by May 23, 2018. 4. Replies shall be filed by June 6, 2018. (4:17CV1187) 5. Stipulations as to all uncontested facts to be presented by the dispositive motion shall be filed by April 23, 2018. Another Telephonic Status Conference is scheduled for February 12, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. The agenda for the Telephonic Status Conference includes setting a trial date, the status of the case, discussion of whether the case is suitable for mediation, and any other topics that warrant the Court’s attention. Plaintiff’s counsel shall arrange the telephonic communication. Not later than 7 days from the issuance of this Order, for counsel having already made appearance, and not later than February 12, 2018, for those subsequently appearing, the Court expects recently joined counsel to review and provide notice of their consent to the stipulations on record— Stipulation Regarding Inadvertent Disclosure (ECF No. 28) and Stipulated Protective Order—or offer modification, after consultation with all counsel. (ECF No. 13). IT IS SO ORDERED. /s/ Benita Y. Pearson January 9, 2018 Date Benita Y. Pearson United States District Judge 2

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