Rigby v. Corliss et al

Filing 7

ORDER Regarding Joint Status Report ; Joint Status Report due by 8/30/2017, signed by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (SWT)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 JAMES F. RIGBY, Chapter 7 Trustee of Michael R. Mastro, 9 Plaintiff, 10 v. 11 MICHAEL J. CORLISS, et al., 12 Defendants. 13 Case No. C14-0340RSL ORDER REGARDING JOINT STATUS REPORT 14 The parties are directed to confer and provide the Court with a Joint Status Report (the 15 “Report”) by August 30, 2017. 1 This conference shall be by direct and personal communication, 16 whether that be a face-to-face meeting or a telephonic conference. The Report will be used in 17 setting a schedule for the prompt completion of the case, and the parties are reminded of their 18 obligation to cooperate to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of this case. FRCP 19 1. The Report must contain the following information by corresponding paragraph numbers: 20 1. A statement of the nature and complexity of the issues remaining in the case. 21 22 23 1 The deadline for the report may be extended only by the Court. Any request for an extension should be made by telephone to Teri Roberts, the judicial assistant, at (206) 370-8810. The parties are directed to meet and confer before contacting the court to request an extension. ORDER REGARDING JOINT STATUS REPORT - 1 1 2. The subjects, timing, and potential phasing of any necessary discovery, and how 2 the parties intend to manage discovery to promote the expeditious and inexpensive resolution of 3 the case, specifically including consideration of the items set forth in LCR 26(f)(1)(D). 4 3. Agreements or issues related to the preservation of discoverable information and 5 the scope of the preservation obligation. 6 4. Whether the case will involve Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”), how the 7 parties intend to preserve and produce ESI, and whether the parties agree to adopt this district’s 8 Model Agreement Regarding Discovery of ESI. 9 5. Whether the case will involve unique or extensive claims of privilege or work 10 product protection. If documents responsive to a discovery request are withheld on a claim of 11 privilege or other protection from disclosure, a privilege log must be produced within the time 12 frames established for discovery responses. Simply asserting an objection on the ground of 13 privilege or noting that privileged documents have been withheld is not sufficient. 14 6. Procedures for handling the inadvertent disclosure of privileged information. 15 7. What changes, if any, should be made to the limitations on discovery. 16 8. The date discovery can be completed. 17 9. Suggestions for the prompt and efficient resolution of the case, such as the 18 phasing of motions to resolve dispositive issues or the bifurcation of liability and damage issues. 19 10. Whether the parties intend to participate in an alternative dispute resolution 20 process beyond the required settlement conference, such as mediation or the individualized trial 21 program set forth in LCR 39.2. 22 11. The month the case will be ready for trial. Identify any calendaring conflicts that 23 should be considered when setting a trial date. 12. Whether the case will be jury or non-jury. ORDER REGARDING JOINT STATUS REPORT - 2 1 13. The number of trial days required. 2 14. List the dates on which each and every non-governmental corporate party filed its 3 disclosure statement pursuant to FRCP 7.1 and LCR 7.1. 4 If the parties are unable to agree on any part of the Report, they may answer in separate 5 paragraphs. No separate reports are to be filed. If the parties wish to have a status conference 6 with the Court at any time during the pendency of this action, they should notify Teri Roberts by 7 telephone at (206) 370-8810. 8 9 PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSIBILITY Plaintiff's counsel will be responsible for starting the communications needed to comply 10 with this Order. 11 ALTERATIONS TO ELECTRONIC FILING PROCEDURES AND COURTESY COPIES 12 Information and procedures for electronic filing can be found on the Western District of 13 Washington’s website at www.wawd.uscourts.gov. Pro-se litigants may file either 14 electronically or in paper form. The following alterations to the Electronic Filing Procedures 15 apply in all cases pending before Judge Lasnik: 16 - Alteration to LCR 10(e)(9) - Effective July 1, 2014, the Western District of 17 Washington will no longer accept courtesy copies in 3-ring binders. All courtesy copies must be 18 3-hole punched, tabbed, and bound by rubber bands or clips. If any courtesy copies are delivered 19 to the intake desk or chambers in 3-ring binders, the binders will be returned immediately. This 20 policy does NOT apply to the submission of trial exhibits. 21 - Alteration to Section III, Paragraph M - Unless the proposed order is stipulated, agreed, 22 or otherwise uncontested, the parties need not e-mail a copy of the order to the judge’s e-mail 23 address. ORDER REGARDING JOINT STATUS REPORT - 3 1 - Pursuant to LCR 10(e)(10), all references in the parties’ filings to exhibits should be as 2 specific as possible (i.e., the reference should cite the specific page numbers, paragraphs, line 3 numbers, etc.). All exhibits must be marked to designate testimony or evidence referred to in the 4 parties’ filings. Filings that do not comply with LCR 10(e) may be rejected and/or returned to 5 the filing party, particularly if a party submits lengthy deposition testimony without highlighting 6 or other required markings. 7 8 PRIVACY POLICY Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 and LCR 5.2, parties must redact the 9 following information from documents and exhibits before they are filed with the court: 10 * Dates of Birth - redact to the year of birth 11 * Names of Minor Children - redact to the initials 12 * Social Security Numbers and Taxpayer Identification Numbers - redact in their entirety 13 * Financial Accounting Information - redact to the last four digits 14 * Passport Numbers and Driver License Numbers - redact in their entirety 15 All documents filed in the above-captioned matter must comply with Federal Rule of 16 Civil Procedure 5.2 and LCR 5.2. 17 18 EARLY SETTLEMENT CONSIDERATION AND NOTIFICATION If settlement is achieved, counsel shall immediately notify Kerry Simonds, Deputy Clerk, 19 at (206) 370-8519. The parties are responsible for complying with the terms of this Order. The 20 Court may impose sanctions on any party who fails to comply fully with this Order. 21 Dated this 3rd day of August, 2017. 22 A Robert S. Lasnik 23 United States District Judge ORDER REGARDING JOINT STATUS REPORT - 4

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