Shafer v. David Reese et al
ORDER AND ENTRY: (1) GRANTING DEFENDANTS MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE; (2) VACATING THE PREVIOUS SCHEDULING ORDER; AND (3) SETTING AN AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman on 3/28/2017. (dm)(This document has been sent by regular mail to the party(ies) listed in the NEF that did not receive electronic notification.) Modified on 3/28/2017 (dm).
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
SONDA SHAFER, et al.,
DAVID REESE, et al.,
Case Nos. 3:16-cv-071
District Judge Thomas M. Rose
Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman
ORDER AND ENTRY: (1) GRANTING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE;
(2) VACATING THE PREVIOUS SCHEDULING ORDER; AND (3) SETTING AN
AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER
This civil case is before the Court on Defendants’ unopposed motion to consolidate filed
in Case Nos. 3:16-cv-71 (doc. 15) and 3:16-cv-225 (doc. 11). Doc. 15. For good cause shown,
and absent opposition, the Court GRANTS Defendants’ motion. Accordingly, Case Nos. 3:16cv-71 and 3:16-cv-225 are CONSOLIDATED for all purposes and all further filings in both
cases shall be made in Case No. 3:16-cv-71.
In light of the consolidation, the Court VACATES the Scheduling Order in Case No.
3:16-cv-71, ADOPTS the Rule 26(f) report filed in Case No. 3:16-cv-225 (doc. 12), and sets the
following amended calendar governing all matters in these consolidated cases:
Deadline for filing:1
April 6, 2017
Motions to amend pleadings and/or to add parties:
Motions directed to pleadings (including motions
to dismiss filed pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12)
May 8, 2017
Lay witness disclosure:
June 9, 2017
Following these dates, amendments to pleadings and motions directed to pleadings may be
made only upon leave of Court, with notice to the opposing party.
Dates to disclose identity of expert witnesses,
along with a copy of the expert’s report are:
Plaintiffs’ Primary Experts:
August 9, 2017
Defendants’ Primary Experts:
September 15, 2017
October 27, 2017
November 30, 2017
Dispositive motion deadline:
December 29, 2017
Final Pretrial Conference:
June 28, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m.
July 30, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.
If the parties desire assistance, they are directed to contact the undersigned’s courtroom
deputy, Diane Marcus, at (937) 512-1640, in order to schedule a status conference. Likewise,
prior to filing motions to compel discovery, the parties are directed to call the undersigned’s
chambers, at this same telephone number, to schedule an informal discovery conference. If the
parties settle this case on their own, they shall inform the Court as soon as possible.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
March 28, 2017
s/ Michael J. Newman
Michael J. Newman
United States Magistrate Judge
The parties are reminded of their continuing duty to update their discovery responses pursuant
to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(e). This includes responses to initial disclosures pursuant to Rule 26(a), as well as
interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admission. Further, the discovery deadline
means that all discovery must be concluded, as opposed to simply requested, by the discovery date.
Further, absent approval by the Court, there will be no continuation of discovery beyond the discovery
deadline. If counsel or the parties extend discovery by agreement, there will be no supervision or
intervention by the Court, such as a Fed. R. Civ. P. 37 request for sanctions, without a showing of
extreme circumstances. Parties who undertake discovery beyond the discovery deadline do so at the risk
the Court may not permit its completion before trial.
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