Velasquez Mendoza v Mickey et al

Filing 33

PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: ALL Discovery shall be completed by 8/21/2023. All Dispositive motions shall be filed and served by 9/21/2023. Signed by Hon. S. Kate Vaughan. **4 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Alejandro Velasquez Mendoza, Prisoner ID: 369699)(MJV)

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Case 2:22-cv-00924-TL-SKV Document 33 Filed 05/22/23 Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 ALEJANDRO VELASQUEZ MENDOZA, Plaintiff, 9 10 11 v. Case No. C22-924-TL-SKV PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER MICKEY C. ALVIS, et al., Defendants. 12 13 14 This is a civil rights action proceeding under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Defendants have filed an 15 answer to Plaintiff’s amended complaint. Dkt. 31. Accordingly, the Court hereby establishes the 16 following pretrial schedule: 17 (1) Discovery 18 All discovery shall be completed by August 21, 2023. Service of responses to 19 interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admissions, and the taking of 20 depositions, shall be completed by this date. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require that 21 responses to discovery requests be served within thirty (30) days after service. See Fed. R. Civ. 22 P. 33(b)(2), 34(b)(2)(A), 36(a)(3). The serving party, therefore, must serve his/her discovery 23 PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER PAGE - 1 Case 2:22-cv-00924-TL-SKV Document 33 Filed 05/22/23 Page 2 of 4 1 requests at least thirty (30) days before the deadline in order to allow the other party time to 2 answer. 3 (2) 4 Any dispositive motion shall be filed and served on or before September 21, 2023. 5 Pursuant to LCR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion shall be submitted as a 6 part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall include in its caption 7 (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date the motion is to be noted for 8 consideration upon the Court’s motion calendar. Dispositive motions shall be noted for 9 consideration on a date no earlier than the fourth Friday following filing and service of the 10 11 Dispositive Motions motion. LCR 7(d)(3). All briefs and affidavits in opposition to any motion shall be filed and served pursuant to 12 the requirements of Rule 7 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and LCR 7. The party 13 making a motion may file and serve a reply to the opposing party’s briefs and affidavits. Any 14 reply brief shall also be filed and served pursuant to the requirements of Rule 7 of the Federal 15 Rules of Civil Procedure and LCR 7. 16 Defendants are reminded that they MUST serve a Rand notice, in a separate document, 17 concurrently with a motion for summary judgment so that pro se prisoner plaintiffs will have 18 fair, timely and adequate notice of what is required of them in order to oppose such motions. 19 Woods v. Carey, 684 F.3d 934, 941 (9th Cir. 2012). The Ninth Circuit has set forth model 20 language for such notices: 21 22 23 A motion for summary judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will, if granted, end your case. Rule 56 tells you what you must do in order to oppose a motion for summary judgment. Generally, summary judgment must be granted when PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER PAGE - 2 Case 2:22-cv-00924-TL-SKV Document 33 Filed 05/22/23 Page 3 of 4 there is no genuine issue of material fact – that is, if there is no real dispute about any fact that would affect the result of your case, the party who asked for summary judgment is entitled to judgment as a matter of law, which will end your case. When a party you are suing makes a motion for summary judgment that is properly supported by declarations (or other sworn testimony), you cannot simply rely on what your complaint says. Instead, you must set out specific facts in declarations, depositions, answers to interrogatories, or authenticated documents, as provided in Rule 56(e), that contradict the facts shown in the defendant’s declarations and documents and show that there is a genuine issue of material fact for trial. If you do not submit your own evidence in opposition, summary judgment, if appropriate, may be entered against you. If summary judgment is granted, your case will be dismissed and there will be no trial. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 963 (9th Cir. 1998) (emphasis added). Defendants who fail to 10 file and serve the required Rand notice on the plaintiff may have their motion stricken from the 11 Court’s calendar with leave to re-file. 12 (3) 13 The parties are advised that a due date for filing a Joint Pretrial Statement may be 14 Joint Pretrial Statement established at a later date pending the outcome of any dispositive motions. 15 (4) Proof of Service and Sanctions 16 All motions, pretrial statements and other filings shall be accompanied by proof that such 17 documents have been served upon counsel for the opposing party or upon any party acting pro 18 se. The proof of service shall show the day and manner of service and may be by written 19 acknowledgment of service, by certificate of a member of the bar of this Court, by affidavit of 20 the person who served the papers, or by any other proof satisfactory to the Court. Failure to 21 comply with the provisions of the Order can result in dismissal/default judgment or other 22 appropriate sanctions. 23 PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER PAGE - 3 Case 2:22-cv-00924-TL-SKV Document 33 Filed 05/22/23 Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 (5) The Clerk of Court is directed to send copies of this Order to Plaintiff, to counsel for Defendants, and to the Honorable Tana Lin. Dated this 22nd day of May, 2023. 4 A 5 S. KATE VAUGHAN United States Magistrate Judge 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER PAGE - 4

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