United States District Court, D. Idaho
AMENDED MANAGEMENT ORDER
LYNN WINMILL CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
Court has before it the Motion for Extension (Dkt. 31). In
accordance with the status conference conducted on August
30, 2016, the motion is GRANTED.
THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the following recitation
of deadlines and procedures shall govern this litigation:
Dispositive Motion Deadline: All dispositive motions
shall be filed by May 1,
2017. This deadline will not be
extended even if you are having discovery disputes.
a. This is the critical event for case management and will
dictate when the trial will be set.
b. As provided below, a trial setting conference will be
scheduled immediately following resolution of all dispositive
motions. To facilitate a prompt trial setting, I will make
every effort to schedule oral argument within 60 days and
issue a decision within 30 days after the oral argument. If a
decision is not issued within this time frame, I invite
inquiry from counsel as to the status of the decision.
Amendment of Pleadings and Joinder of Parties: All
motions to amend pleadings and join parties, except for
allegations of punitive damages, shall be filed on or before
December 9, 2016. This deadline shall only be
extended for good cause shown. All parties are entitled to know
the claims and parties well-before trial rather than be
forced to pursue or defend against a moving target. Although
this deadline precedes the general discovery deadline, the
parties are directed to send out all discovery requests that
might relate to amendment or joinder enough in advance of
this amendment and joinder deadline to obtain the responses
needed to make an informed decision on amendment and joinder.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Plan: The parties
shall also file an ADR plan by September 9, 2016.
The ADR plan must indicate the form of ADR that will be
utilized and the date on which it will be conducted.
Discovery Plan: All discovery shall be in
accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the
Local Rules. Parties may have until June 16,
2017 to work out an e-discovery plan. Parties are
limited to 10 depositions per side, but may request
additional depositions. Before making such a request, the
parties shall meet and confer about whether they can agree on
the possible additional depositions. If no agreement is met,
the parties shall contact the Court through the Court's
handling of discovery disputes process outlined in section 10
below. Any such request must be made by no later than
February 3, 2017. The party requesting additional
depositions must be prepared to justify the need for the
additional depositions by explaining in detail which
depositions have been taken, why such depositions were not
sufficient, and identifying who they want to depose and why
they need to be deposed.
Completion of Discovery: All discovery will be
completed by April 3, 2017. This is a deadline for
the completion of all discovery; it is not a
deadline for discovery requests. Discovery requests
must be made far enough in advance of this deadline to allow
completion of the discovery by the deadline date. The parties
may, by stipulation, agree to defer some trial related
discovery, such as discovery related to damages issue, until
after I have ruled on any dispositive issues.
Disclosure of Experts:
a. The Plaintiff shall disclose the experts intended to be
called at trial on or before February 8, 2017.
b. The Defendant shall disclose the experts intended to be
called at trial on or ...