United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS
REPORT, AND EARLY SETTLEMENT IN A PATENT CASE
INITIAL SCHEDULING DATES
Court SETS the following dates for initial disclosure and
submission of the Joint Status Report and Discovery Plan:
Deadline for FRCP 26(f) Conference: 8/27/19
Initial Disclosures Pursuant to FRCP 26 (a)(1): 9/10/19
Combined Joint Status Report and Discovery Plan as Required
by FRCP 26(f), Local Civil Rule 26(f), and Local Patent Rule
deadlines above may be extended only by the Court. Any
request for an extension should be made by telephone to Karen
Dews, Judicial Assistant, at 206-370-8830. If defendants have
appeared, the parties are directed to meet and to confer
before contacting the Court to request an extension.
case involves claims which are exempt from the requirements
of FRCP 26(a) and 26(f), please notify Karen Dews, Judicial
Assistant, at 206-370-8830.
JOINT STATUS REPORT & DISCOVERY PLAN
counsel and any pro se parties are directed to confer and
provide the Court with a combined Joint Status Report and
Discovery Plan (the “Report”) by September 10,
2019. This conference shall be by direct and personal
communication, whether that be a face-to-face meeting or a
telephonic conference. The Report will be used in setting a
schedule for the prompt completion of the case. It must
contain the following information by corresponding paragraph
statement of the nature and complexity of the case.
proposed deadline for the joining of additional parties.
parties have the right to consent to assignment of this case
to a fulltime United States Magistrate Judge, pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 636(c) and Local Rule MJR 13, to conduct all
proceedings. The Western District of Washington assigns a
wide range of cases to Magistrate Judges. The Magistrate
Judges of this District thus have significant experience in
all types of civil matters in our court. Additional
information about our District's Magistrate Judges can be
found at www.wawd.uscourts.gov. The parties should indicate
whether they agree that a Magistrate Judge may conduct all
proceedings including trial and the entry of judgment. When
responding to this question, the parties should respond
“yes” or “no.” Individual party
responses should not be provided. A “yes”
response should be indicated only if all parties consent.
Otherwise, a “no” response should be provided.
discovery plan that states, by corresponding paragraph
letters (A, B, etc.), the parties' views and proposals on
all items in Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(f)(3), which includes the
(A) initial disclosures;
(B) subjects, timing, and potential phasing of ...