Chang et al v. Virgin Mobile USA LLC et al

Filing 39

Joint Proposed Scheduling Plan by Susan Chang, Justin Ho-Wee Wong. (Zehl, Ryan) Modified on 3/4/2008 (skt).

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION SUSAN CHANG, AS NEXT FRIEND OF ALISON CHANG, A MINOR, AND JUSTIN HO-WEE WONG, PLAINTIFFS V. VIRGIN MOBILE PTY LTD., DEFENDANT. CA No. 3:07-cv-1767 JOINT PROPOSED SCHEDULING PLAN Pursuant to the Court's Order of November 16, 2007 Setting Rule 16(b) scheduling conference, the parties' counsel had a conference at Defendant's counsel's office on February 21, 2008. Ryan H. Zehl participated on behalf of Plaintiffs Susan Chang as next friend of Alison Chang, and Justin Ho-Wee Wong, ("Plaintiffs"), and Lisa H. Meyerhoff and Myall S. Hawkins participated on behalf of Defendant Virgin Mobile Pty Ltd. ("Defendant" or "Virgin Australia"). In accordance with the Court's Order, the parties submit the following Joint Proposed Scheduling Plan: 1. Referral to a Magistrate Judge The parties do not consent to referral to a Magistrate Judge at this time. 2. Discovery A. Plaintiffs recently moved for a second extension (until June 9, 2008) to file a response to Defendant's pending motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. With the new briefing date for Plaintiffs' response and Defendant's reply, the Court will not have an opportunity to consider Defendant's motion until at least late June 2008. Defendant has therefore proposed extended dates for this case. Additionally, Defendant requests that the Rule 26(a)(1) Initial Disclosures not be made at this time pending the Court's ruling on Defendant's motion to dismiss. Contemporaneous with the filing of this Proposed Joint 1 Scheduling Plan, Defendant has submitted a separate letter, as required by the Court's Local Rules, to alert the Court of the fact that Defendant objects to disclosure of its Initial Disclosures at this time based on the pending motion to dismiss, which would be dispositive of the entire case. Plaintiffs oppose Defendant's objections and request that initial disclosures take place within the time prescribed by the federal rules. B. C. Joinder of additional parties shall be filed on or before October 15, 2008. Any amendments to pleadings shall be filed on or before January 5, 2009. D. All discovery must be initiated so that it is completed and/or responded to by May 8, 2009. E. Plaintiffs shall identify testifying experts and serve expert reports on or before January 16, 2009. Experts who have issued reports may be deposed at any time following the date of service, and on or prior to April 10, 2009. F. Defendant shall identify testifying experts and serve expert reports on or before February 13, 2009. Experts who have issued reports may be deposed at any time following the date of service, and on or prior to April 10, 2009. G. 3. Rebuttal expert reports shall be served on or before April 10, 2009. Dispositive Motions Any dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment, shall be filed on or before July 10, 2009. 4. Settlement Discussions The parties have discussed settlement and agree that it is premature at this time pending the Court's ruling on Defendant's motion to dismiss, which would be dispositive of the entire case. The parties have agreed to meet shortly after the Court rules on Defendant's dispositive motion should the case proceed regarding the opportunity for a settlement. 5. Final Pretrial Order and Conference A. B. The final pretrial order shall be filed on or before August 28, 2009. The final pretrial conference will be held on September 7, 2009 at ________ __ .m. 2 6. Trial Trial is set in this matter on October 5, 2009 at ____ a.m. (To be set by the Court at the Rule 16 conference). 3 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Lisa H. Meyerhoff Lisa H. Meyerhoff Texas Bar No. 14000255 Email: Lisa.Meyerhoff@Bakernet.com BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP 2300 Trammell Crow Center 2001 Ross Avenue Dallas, TX 75201 Telephone No. 214 978 3035 Facsimile No. 214 978 3099 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT VIRGIN MOBILE PTY LTD _ /s/ Ryan H. Zehl________________ Ryan H. Zehl Texas Bar No. 24047166 Email: rzehl@fittszehl.com FITTS ZEHL LLP 5065 Westheimer Rd., Suite 700 Houston, Texas 77056 Telephone No. 713 491 6064 Facsimile No. 713 583 1492 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS SUSAN CHANG, AS NEXT FRIEND OF ALISON CHANG, A MINOR, AND JUSTIN HO-WEE WONG 4

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