IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS ___________ DIVISION
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SCHEDULING ORDER Pursuant to Rule 16(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a scheduling conference was held on ______________ with attorneys ___________________________________. TIME LIMITS AND SETTINGS ARE ORDERED AS FOLLOWS: 1. Initial disclosures under Rule 26 to be made by
_____________. 2. No motions to join other parties or to amend the pleadings to be
filed after ____________. 3. All Plaintiffs are to identify testifying experts and to provide Rule
26 expert reports by ___________________. All Defendants are to identify testifying experts and to provide Rule 26 expert reports by _________________.
The parties have until _________________, to complete fact
discovery. Any written discovery served subsequent to the date of this Order to be served by a date that allows the served party the full 30 days provided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in which to comply. The parties have until _____________ to complete expert discovery. 5. Motions to compel and other motions relating to discovery shall
be pursued in a diligent and timely manner, but in no event filed more than sixty (60) days following the event (e.g. failure to answer interrogatories, objections to request for production, etc.) that is the subject of the motion. The parties are required to meet and confer on the discovery dispute as required by Rule 37(a) within the 60-day period. Except for good cause shown, any discovery motion that is not timely filed and any discovery motion that is filed after the discovery deadline will not be considered by the Court. If a motion to compel discovery is found by the Court to be time-barred, the moving party is prohibited from making a subsequent discovery request for the discovery which the Court has found to be timebarred. All motions to compel must contain the certification required by Rule 37 that the parties met and conferred and attempted to resolve the discovery dispute. If the certification is not included, the motion to compel will be denied.
The parties have until _________________ to file dispositive
motions. No dispositive motions filed after that date will be considered by the Court. 7. Final Pre-trial Conference is scheduled for ________________
at __.m. before U.S. District Judge _____________________. All Motions in Limine to be filed prior to the Final Pre-Trial date. (See Local Rule 16.1 Pre-Trial Procedures.) The parties are directed to meet with the assigned law clerk on ______________ at ____ _.m. to review proposed jury instructions. 8. Trial is scheduled for ______________ at ____ a.m. on the trial
calendar of U.S. District Judge _____________________. 9. If the parties consent to trial before U.S. Magistrate Judge
Byron Cudmore, the final pre-trial date and trial date may be changed. 10. Mediation will be hosted by U.S. Magistrate Judge Cudmore in
Springfield at joint request of the parties. Attached is Judge Cudmore's memorandum concerning mediation. 11. Evidence Presentation Equipment: Attached is an information
sheet describing the evidence presentation equipment which can be made available to attorneys and pro se litigants in the four active District Judges' courtrooms.
The parties are directed to meet and confer concerning
provisions for discovery or disclosure of electronically stored information. The parties are directed to review Rule 16(b)(5) and (6) and Rule 26(f) pertaining to electronically stored information. If the parties cannot agree upon a process / procedure for the discovery of electronically stored information, a status report with proposals for the discovery of electronically stored information shall be filed with the Court by _________.
NOTE: A CONTINUANCE OF THE TRIAL DATE AND/OR FINAL PRETRIAL DATE, DOES NOT ALTER OR EXTEND ANY OF THE OTHER ABOVE DATES. ENTERED _________________________
________________________________ BYRON G. CUDMORE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE