Williams v. SESAC Inc. et al
SCHEDULING ORDER: Motion to Amend Pleadings due by 8/22/2013. Discovery due by 12/20/2013. Dispositive Motions due by 1/20/2014. Signed by Magistrate Judge E. Clifton Knowles on 5/16/13. (xc:Pro se party by regular and certified mail.)(DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
JOCITA CABRINI WILLIAMS
SESAC, INC., et al.
Civil Action No. 3:12-1309
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b), all
pretrial preparation in this action shall take place according to
the following schedule.
GENERAL COURT RULES AND PROCEDURES
Any filing made with the Court must comply with Rule 5 of
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which requires that a copy
of any filing made with the Court be sent to the opposing party
or their counsel and that the filing contain a certification
stating that a copy has been sent, to whom, at what address, and
on what date.
Any filing which does not comply with this
requirement will be returned and/or stricken from the record.
Each party is responsible for making and obtaining copies of
any documents or filings they send to the Court.
It is not the
Court's responsibility to provide free copies of any documents to
If a party desires to obtain a copy of a document
clerk's office, with the docket entry number of the document if
possible, about obtaining copies.
The cost of copying is .50¢
Each party is required to keep both the Court and the
opposing party or their counsel informed of their current
A plaintiff's failure to keep the Court informed of
his/her current address may result in a recommendation that his
action be dismissed for failure to prosecute and for failure to
comply with the Court's order.
Amendment of Pleadings
The parties shall have until August 22, 2013, to move to
amend the pleadings.
All discovery shall be completed by December 20, 2013.
this, the Court means that all written discovery should be served
far enough before the discovery completion date, i.e. at least
thirty days prior to the discovery completion deadline, so that
responses or objections to any written discovery
prior to the completion deadline.
can be made
For example, serving written
upon an opposing party a few days prior to the
discovery completion deadline does not comply with this
scheduling order and may result in discovery being denied to the
Any party seeking to serve written discovery
party which would result in responses being served after the
discovery completion deadline must obtain leave of the Court to
serve untimely discovery requests.
should be sent to the opposing party and
should not be filed with the Court, nor should a copy of the
written discovery be sent to the Court unless it is sent as an
attachment to a discovery motion.
A Court order is not required
for a party to engage in discovery and discovery in this action
is not stayed upon the filing of any motion unless specifically
ordered by the Court.
All discovery motions must be filed January 4, 2014.
discovery motions must comply with the applicable requirements
contained in Rule 37 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,
Rule 37.01 of the Local Rules of Court, or any other relevant
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure.
All dispositive motions to dismiss and for summary judgment
shall be filed by January 20, 2014.
Responses to any
dispositive motions shall be filed within thirty (30)days of the
filing of the motion.
Plaintiff is forewarned that dispositive
motions must be responded to within thirty (30) days unless an
extension is granted by the Court, and that failure to respond to
the motion and to statements of facts may result in the Court
taking the facts alleged in the matter as true and granting the
In responding, plaintiff may not just rely on
Plaintiff must show there is a material dispute
of fact with citation to the record, affidavits or other matter
Plaintiff should read and comply with Federal Rule
of Civil Procedure 56 and Local Rule 56.01.
other motions (other than in limine or related to trial
matters) must be filed by January 20, 2014.
The Magistrate Judge suggests a target trial date in this
action of June 20, 2014.
A jury demand has not been made by
either party in this case.
E. CLIFTON KNOWLES
United States Magistrate Judge
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