Civil Case Management Plan And Scheduling Order (Judge Woods) Form. This is a New York form and can be use in District Court Federal.
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------------- --- - Plaintiff(s), -v - Defendant(s).------------------------------------------------------------- ---- -- X : : : : : : : : : : X 1: -cv- -GHW CIVIL CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND SCHEDULING ORDER GREGORY H. WOODS, United States District Judge:.] 2. The parties [have / have not ] conferred pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f). 3. Alternative Dispute Resolution/Settlement a. USDC SDNY DOCUMENT ELECTRONICALLY FILEDAmerican LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 2 d. Counsel for the parties recommend that the alternate dispute resolution mechanism designated in paragraph 3(c) be employed at the following point in the case (e.g., within the next 60 days; after the deposition of plaintiff is completed (specify date); after the close of fact discovery): e. The use of any alternative dispute resolution mechanism does not stay or modify any date in this Order. 4. Except for amendments permitted by Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(1) and this Court222s Individual Rules of Practice in Civil Cases (223Individual Rules224), amended pleadings may not be filed and additional parties may not be joined except with leave of the Court. Any motion to amend or to join additional parties shall be filed within days from the date of this Order. [Absent exceptional circumstances, a date not more than 30 days following the initial pretrial conference.] 5. Initial disclosures pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1) shall be completed no later than days from the date of this Order. [Absent exceptional circumstances, within 14 days of the parties222 conference pursuant to Rule 26(f).] 6. [If applicable] The plaintiff(s) shall provide HIPAA-compliant medical records release authorizations to the defendant(s) no later than . 7. Fact Discovery a. All fact discovery shall be completed no later than . [A period not to exceed 120 days, unless the Court finds that the case presents unique complexities or other exceptional circumstances.] b. Initial requests for production of documents pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 34 shall be served by . c. Interrogatories pursuant to Rule 33.3(a) of the Local Civil Rules of the Southern District of New York shall be served by . No Rule 33.3(a) interrogatories need be served with respect to disclosures automatically required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a). d. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, contention interrogatories pursuant to Rule 33.3(c) of the Local Civil Rules of the Southern District of New York must be served no later than thirty (30) days before the close of discovery. No other interrogatories are permitted without prior express permission of the Court. e. Depositions pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30, 31 shall be completed by . f. Requests to admit pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 36 shall be served by . American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 3 g. Any of the deadlines in paragraphs 6(b), (c), (e), and (f) may be extended by the written consent of all parties without application to the Court, provided that all fact discovery is completed by the date set forth in paragraph 6(a). 8. Expert Discovery a. Anticipated types of experts, if any: b. All expert discovery shall be completed no later than . [Absent exceptional circumstances, a date 45 days from the date in paragraph 6(a) (e.g., the completion of all fact discovery). Omit unless types of experts are identified.] c. Every party-proponent of a claim (including any counterclaim, cross-claim, or third-party claim) that intends to offer expert testimony in respect of such claim must make the disclosures required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) by . [Absent exceptional circumstances, the date in paragraph 6(a) (e.g. the completion of all fact discovery).] Every party-opponent of such claim that intends to offer expert testimony in opposition to such claim must make the disclosures required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) by . [Insert date; typically two weeks following preceding date.] d. No expert testimony (whether designated as 223rebuttal224 or otherwise) will be permitted by other experts or beyond the scope of the opinions covered by the aforesaid disclosures without the Court222s express prior leave, application for which must be made no later than 10 days after the date specified in the immediately preceding sentence. All experts may be deposed, but such depositions must occur within the time limit set forth for expert discovery in paragraph 7(b). 9. All counsel must confer to discuss settlement within 14 days following the close of fact discovery. 10. Motions for summary judgment, if any, shall be filed no later than . [Absent exceptional circumstances, 30 days after discovery closes.] Pursuant to the authority of Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(c)(2) and the Court222s Individual Rule 2(C), any motion for summary judgment will be deemed untimely unless a request for a pre-motion conference relating thereto is made in writing within one week after the close of discovery. The parties should review the Court222s Individual Rule 2(C) for further details on the submission of, and responses to, pre-motion letters. In cases where the Court sets a post-discovery status conference, the parties may request that the previously scheduled conference also serve as the pre-motion conference. 11. The joint pretrial order shall be due 30 days from the close of discovery, or if any dispositive motion is filed, 21 days from the Court222s decision on such motion. The filing of the joint pretrial order and additional submissions shall be governed by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3) and the Court222s Individual Rule 5. 12. This case [is / is not ] to be tried to a jury. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 4 13.Counsel for the parties have conferred and their present best estimate of the length of trial is. 14.Other issues to be addressed at the Initial Pretrial Conference, including those set forth inFed. R. Civ. P. 26(f)(3), are set forth below. Counsel for the Parties: [TO BE COMPLETED BY THE COURT:] The Court will hold a status conference on . A joint letter updating the Court on the status of the case shall be filed on ECF by . The letter should include the following information in separate paragraphs: (1)all existing deadlines, due dates, and/or cut-off dates;(2)a brief description of any outstanding motions;(3)a brief description of the status of discovery and of any additional discovery that remainsto be completed;(4)the status of settlement discussions;(5)the anticipated length of trial and whether the case is to be tried to a jury;(6)whether the parties anticipate filing motions for summary judgment; and(7)any other issue that the parties would like to address at the pretrial conference or anyother information that the parties believe may assist the Court.This Order may not be modified or the dates herein extended, except by further Order of this Court for good cause shown. Any application to modify or extend the dates herein (except as provided in paragraph () shall be made in a written application in accordance with the Court222s Individual Rule 1(E) and shall be made no less than 2 business days prior to the expiration of the date sought to be extended. SO ORDERED. Dated: New York, New York GREGORY H. WOODS United States District Judge American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com