United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
W.M. BAUN Attorneys for Plaintiff.
C. BRATZ, DANIEL J. PARK Attorneys for Defendants.
CHRISTOPHER M. DAVIS, Attorneys for Plaintiff.
STIPULATED MOTION AND ORDER TO CONTINUE DISCOVERY AND
RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
to the Court's approval, Plaintiff Jeffrey Swift and
Defendants Icicle Seafoods, Inc. and Icicle Vessel Holding,
Inc., by and through their undersigned counsel, hereby
stipulate to the continuance of the (1) deadline to disclose
expert testimony and (2) deadline to note all
discovery-related motions, established by this Court's
Order Setting Trial Date and Related Dates (ECF No. 11). The
Parties do not seek a continuance of the December
11, 2017 trial date or any other pre-trial deadlines at this
is a seaman's personal injury action for injuries
allegedly sustained by Plaintiff Jeffrey Swift while employed
by Icicle Seafoods, Inc. and in service of the vessel P/V
Parties have worked in good faith to complete discovery and
have diligently pursued discovery. The Parties have
propounded multiple sets of written discovery requests and
together produced over 900 pages of documents. On April 10,
2017, Plaintiff underwent medical examinations performed by
medical experts of both Parties. Defendants deposed Plaintiff
on April 12, 2017.
Parties have discussed the possibility of deposing additional
crewmembers of the P/V R.M. THORSTENSEN and conducting an
inspection of the vessel. These discovery items have been
tentatively scheduled for June 2017.
Parties stipulate to the continuance of the deadline to
disclose expert testimony from June 14, 2017 to July 14,
2017, and the deadline to note discovery-related motions from
July 14, 2017 to August 11, 2017.
continuance of these deadlines will permit the Parties to
complete several critical areas of fact discovery so they can
evaluate the possibilities of settlement, mediation, or other
ADR methods before incurring significant additional
litigation costs associated with expert discovery and
completing other areas of fact discovery.
Parties have not requested a previous continuance.
Parties do not request a continuance of the December 11, 2017
trial date or any other pre-trial deadlines set forth in the
Court's Order Setting Trial ...