Report Of Parties 26(f) Form. This is a Pennsylvania form and can be use in USDC Western Federal.
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APPENDIX LCvR 16.1.A IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA [CAPTION] [JUDICIAL OFFICER(S)] Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) REPORT OF THE PARTIES Counsel for the parties and unrepresented parties shall confer regarding the matters identified herein and prepare a signed report in the following form to be filed at least 21 days before the Initial LCvR 16.1 Scheduling Conference or at such other time as ordered by the court. This report form may be downloaded from the Court's website as a word-processing document and the information filled in as requested on the downloaded form. The dates to be provided in the report are suggested dates and may be accepted or modified by the Court. 1. Identification of counsel and unrepresented parties. Set forth the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses of each unrepresented party and of each counsel and identify the parties whom such counsel represent: Set forth the general nature of the case (patent, civil rights, anti-trust, class action, etc.): Date Rule 26(f) Conference was held, the identification of those participating therein and the identification of any party who may not yet have been served or entered an appearance as of the date of said Conference: Date of Rule 16 Initial Scheduling Conference as scheduled by the Court: (Lead Trial Counsel and unrepresented parties shall attend the Rule 16 Initial Scheduling Conference with their calendars in hand for the purpose of scheduling other pre-trial events and procedures, including a Post-Discovery Status Conference; Counsel and unrepresented parties shall attend the Rule 16 Initial Scheduling Conference prepared to discuss the anticipated number of depositions and identities of potential deponents and the anticipated dates by which interrogatories, requests for production of documents and requests for admissions will be served): Identify any party who has filed or anticipates filing a dispositive motion pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 and the date(s) by which any such anticipated motion may be filed: Designate the specific Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process the parties have discussed and selected, if any, and specify the anticipated time frame for completion of the ADR process. Set forth any other information the parties wish to communicate to the court regarding the ADR designation: 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 7. Set forth any change that any party proposes to be made in the timing, form or requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 26(a) disclosures, whether such change is opposed by any other party, whether any party has filed a motion seeking such change and whether any such motion has been ruled on by the Court: Subjects on which fact discovery may be needed. (By executing this report, no party shall be deemed to (1) have waived the right to conduct discovery on subjects not listed herein or (2) be required to first seek the permission of the Court to conduct discovery with regard to subjects not listed herein): Set forth suggested dates for the following (The parties may elect by agreement to schedule a Post-Discovery Status Conference, as identified in Paragraph 12, below, at the conclusion of Fact-Discovery rather than at the conclusion of Expert Discovery. In that event, the parties should provide suggested dates only for the events identified in sub-paragraphs 9.a through 9.e, below. The parties shall provide such information even if dispositive motions pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 have been or are anticipated to be filed. If there are dates on which the parties have been unable to agree, set forth the date each party proposes and a brief statement in support of each such party's proposed date. Attach to this report form a proposed Court Order setting forth all dates agreed to below and leaving a blank for the insertion of a date by the Court for any date not agreed to): a. Date(s) on which disclosures required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a) have been or will be made: Date by which any additional parties shall be joined: Date by which the pleadings shall be amended: Date by which fact discovery should be completed: If the parties agree that discovery should be conducted in phases or limited to or focused on particular issues, identify the proposed phases or issues and the dates by which discovery as to each phase or issue should be completed: Date by which plaintiff's expert reports should be filed: 8. 9. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. Date by which depositions of plaintiff's expert(s) should be completed: Date by which defendant's expert reports should be filed: Date by which depositions of defendant's expert(s) should be completed: Date by which third party expert's reports should be filed: Date by which depositions of third party's expert(s) should be completed: American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 10. If the parties agree that changes should be made to the limitations on discovery imposed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or Local Rule or that any other limitations should be imposed on discovery, set forth such changes or limitations: Please answer the following questions in regard to the discovery of electronically stored information ("ESI"): a. ESI. Is either party seeking the discovery of ESI in this case? Yes No [If "No," skip to sub-part (e) below.] ESI Discovery Plan. The parties have reviewed and discussed the Court's Checklist for Rule 26(f) Meet and Confer Regarding Electronically Stored Information set forth in "Appendix LCvR 26.2.C-CHECKLIST" to the Local Rules and: Have agreed that, in light of the facts and issues in this case, there is no need to complete an ESI discovery plan, and will conduct ESI discovery by _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________. Have developed an ESI discovery plan (as attached). Will have an ESI discovery plan completed by ________________. 11. b. NOTE: At the direction of the Court, parties may be required to submit a draft of the Stipulated Order re: Discovery of Electronically Stored Information for Standard Litigation set forth in "Appendix LCvR 26.2.E-MODEL ORDER" to the Local Rules, to address specific issues relative to the parties' exchange of electronic discovery and ESI. If the parties are unable to do so, they should advise the Court promptly. c. Preservation. Have the parties agreed