Jama et al v. GCA Services Group, Inc.

Filing 35

AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES CLASS ACTION by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. Jury Trial (4-6 days) is set for 2/5/2018 before Judge Robert S. Lasnik; Motion for class certification due 5/11/2017; Amended Pleadings due by 6/10/2017, Expert Witness Disclosure/Reports under FRCP 26(a)(2) due by 8/9/2017; Discovery completed by 10/8/2017, Attorney settlement conference to be held by 9/22/2017, Dispositive motions due by 11/7/2017, Motions in Limine due by 12/17/2017, Agreed Pretrial Order due by 1/4/2018, Voir dire/jury instructions/trial briefs due by 1/31/2018. (PM)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 ABDIKHADAR JAMA, et al., Plaintiffs, 9 10 v. 11 GCA SERVICES GROUP, INC, et al., Case No. C16-0331RSL AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES CLASS ACTION Defendants. 12 13 TRIAL DATE February 5, 2018 14 Motion for class certification due and noted on the Court’s calendar for the fifth Friday thereafter 15 Deadline for amending pleadings 16 Reports from expert witnesses under FRCP 26(a)(2) due May 11, 2017 June 10, 2017 August 9, 2017 17 All motions related to discovery must be noted on the motion calendar no later than the Friday before discovery closes 18 pursuant to LCR 7(d) or LCR 37(a)(2) 19 Discovery completed by October 8, 2017 20 Settlement conference held no later than September 22, 2017 21 All dispositive motions must be filed by and noted on the motion calendar no later than the fourth Friday thereafter (see LCR 22 7(d)(3)) November 7, 2017 23 24 AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES CLASS ACTION - 1 1 All motions in limine must be filed by and noted on the motion calendar no earlier than the second Friday thereafter. 2 Replies will be accepted. December 17, 2017 3 Agreed pretrial order due January 4, 2018 4 Pretrial conference to be scheduled by the Court 5 Trial briefs, proposed voir dire questions, proposed jury instructions, and trial exhibits due 6 Length of Trial: 4-6 days January 31, 2018 Jury 7 8 These dates are set at the direction of the Court after reviewing the First Amended Class 9 Action Complaint. All other dates have already passed or are specified in the Local Civil Rules. 10 If any of the dates identified in this Order or the Local Civil Rules fall on a weekend or federal 11 holiday, the act or event shall be performed on the next business day. These are firm dates that 12 can be changed only by order of the Court, not by agreement of counsel or the parties. The 13 Court will alter these dates only upon good cause shown; failure to complete discovery within 14 the time allowed is not recognized as good cause. 15 If the trial date assigned to this matter creates an irreconcilable conflict, counsel must 16 notify Teri Roberts, the judicial assistant, at 206-370-8810 within 10 days of the date of this 17 Order and must set forth the exact nature of the conflict. A failure to do so will be deemed a 18 waiver. Counsel must be prepared to begin trial on the date scheduled, but it should be 19 understood that the trial may have to await the completion of other cases. 20 The settlement conference conducted between the close of discovery and the filing of 21 dispositive motions requires a face-to-face meeting or a telephone conference between persons 22 with authority to settle the case. The settlement conference does not have to involve a third23 party neutral. 24 AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES CLASS ACTION - 2 1 2 3 ALTERATIONS TO ELECTRONIC FILING PROCEDURES AND LOCAL RULES Information and procedures for electronic filing can be found on the Western District of 4 Washington’s website at www.wawd.uscourts.gov. Pro se litigants may file either electronically 5 or in paper form. The following alterations to the Electronic Filing Procedures apply in all cases 6 pending before Judge Lasnik: 7 – Alteration to LCR 10(e)(9) - Effective July 1, 2014, the Western District of 8 Washington will no longer accept courtesy copies in 3-ring binders. All courtesy copies 9 must be 3-hole punched, tabbed, and bound by rubber bands or clips. If any courtesy 10 11 copies are delivered to the intake desk or chambers in 3-ring binders, the binders will be returned immediately. This policy does NOT apply to the submission of trial exhibits. 12 – Alteration to Section III, Paragraph M of Electronic Filing Procedures - Unless the 13 proposed order is stipulated, agreed, or otherwise uncontested, the parties need not e-mail a copy 14 of the order to the judge’s e-mail address. 15 – Pursuant to LCR 10(e)(10), all references in the parties’ filings to exhibits should be as 16 specific as possible (i.e., the reference should cite the specific page numbers, paragraphs, line 17 numbers, etc.). All exhibits must be marked to designate testimony or evidence referred to in the 18 parties’ filings. Filings that do not comply with LCR 10(e) may be rejected and/or returned to 19 the filing party, particularly if a party submits lengthy deposition testimony without highlighting 20 or other required markings. 21 – Alteration to LCR 7(d)(4) - Any motion in limine must be filed by the date set forth 22 above and noted on the motion calendar no earlier than the second Friday thereafter. Any 23 response is due on or before the Wednesday before the noting date. Parties may file and serve 24 AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES CLASS ACTION - 3 1 2 reply memoranda, not to exceed nine pages in length, on or before the noting date. 3 4 PRIVACY POLICY Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 and LCR 5.2, parties must redact the 5 following information from documents and exhibits before they are filed with the court: 6 * Dates of Birth - redact to the year of birth 7 * Names of Minor Children - redact to the initials 8 * Social Security Numbers and Taxpayer Identification Numbers - redact in their entirety 9 * Financial Accounting Information - redact to the last four digits 10 * Passport Numbers and Driver License Numbers - redact in their entirety 11 All documents filed in the above-captioned matter must comply with Federal Rule of 12 Civil Procedure 5.2 and LCR 5.2. 13 COOPERATION 14 As required by LCR 37(a), all discovery matters are to be resolved by agreement if 15 possible. Counsel are further directed to cooperate in preparing the final pretrial order in the 16 format required by LCR 16.1, except as ordered below. 17 18 TRIAL EXHIBITS The original and one copy of the trial exhibits are to be delivered to chambers five days 19 before the trial date. Each exhibit shall be clearly marked. Exhibit tags are available in the 20 Clerk’s Office. The Court hereby alters the LCR 16.1 procedure for numbering exhibits: 21 plaintiff’s exhibits shall be numbered consecutively beginning with 1; defendant’s exhibits shall 22 be numbered consecutively beginning with 500. Duplicate documents shall not be listed twice: 23 once a party has identified an exhibit in the pretrial order, any party may use it. Each set of 24 exhibits shall be submitted in a three-ring binder with appropriately numbered tabs. AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES CLASS ACTION - 4 1 2 SETTLEMENT Should this case settle, counsel shall notify the Deputy Clerk, Kerry Simonds, at (206) 3 370-8819 as soon as possible. Pursuant to LCR 11(b), an attorney who fails to give the Deputy 4 Clerk prompt notice of settlement may be subject to such discipline as the Court deems 5 appropriate. 6 7 DATED: January 24, 2017. 8 9 10 A Robert S. Lasnik, Judge United States District Judge 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES CLASS ACTION - 5

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