KARN v. FRYE et al
ORDER setting Rule 26 Meeting Report deadline of 5/23/2006 and INITIAL LOCAL RULE 16.1 SCHEDULING CONFERENCE for 6/9/2006 at 10:30 AM before Judge Gary L. Lancaster. Signed by Judge Gary L. Lancaster on 4/18/06. (map)
KARN v. FRYE et al
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT F O R THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA W I L L I A M S. KARN, Plaintiff, v. P A T R I C K D. FRYE, ET AL., Defendants. ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 06-494 ) ) )
ORDER A N D NOW, this 18th day of April, 2006, the following dates a r e set for the above-captioned matter:
I n i t i a l Rule 16 Scheduling Conference
P u r s u a n t to Local Rule 16.1.1, an initial Rule 16 Scheduling C o n f e r e n c e shall be held before the undersigned on June 9, 2006 a t 10:30 a.m. in Suite 3250, 3 rd floor, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. All counsel and unrepresented parties shall bring The
t h e i r calendars to the conference for scheduling purposes. p a r t i e s should be prepared to discuss settlement.
R u l e 26(f) Conference
P u r s u a n t to Rule 26(f) and not withstanding the pendency of a n y outstanding motion, the parties MUST confer to consider the n a t u r e and basis of their claims and defenses and the p o s s i b i l i t ie s for a prompt settlement or resolution of the case a n d to make arrangements for the disclosures required by Rule 2 6 ( f ) on or before May 9, 2006. Plaintiff shall initiate this
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However, the court will hold both parties
r e s p o n s i b l e for ensuring that this conference is held in a timely manner.
R u l e 26(f) Report
T h e parties MUST confer as necessary and MUST file with the C l e r k of Court a Rule 26(f) report on or about May 23, 2006. R u l e 26(f) Report SHALL comply, in form and content, with the " F e d e r a l Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) Report of the Parties" t h a t is available on the Court's website, www.pawd.uscourts.gov, w h e r e it can be downloaded and used as a word processing document. The parties may decide who will prepare and file the However, the court will hold both parties The
R u l e 26(f) Report.
r e s p o n s i b l e for ensuring that the Report is filed in the correct f o r m and in a timely manner.
R u l e 26(a) Disclosures
T h e parties are excused from the requirement of making the d i s c l o s u r e s required by Rule 26(a)(1) within fourteen (14) days a f t e r the Rule 26(f) Conference. The parties may agree to make
t h e required disclosures at any time following the Rule 26(f) C o n f e r e n c e , and are encouraged to do so promptly. The parties
a r e reminded that under the rule a party shall make its initial d i s c l o s u r e s based on the information then reasonably available to i t and is not excused from making its disclosures because it has
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not fully completed its investigation of the case, or because it c h a l l e n g e s the sufficiency of another party's disclosures, or b e c a u s e another party has not made its disclosures. If the
r e q u i r e d disclosures have not been made as of the date of the i n i t i a l Rule 16 Scheduling Conference, the court shall set a date b y which such disclosures must be made at that Conference.
s/Gary L. Lancaster G a r y L. Lancaster, U n i t e d States District Judge cc: A l l Counsel of Record
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