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New York Life Insurance Co. v. Gunwall

United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle

August 28, 2019

NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff,
v.
BRANDON GUNWALL, et al., Defendants.

          AMENDED ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT, AND EARLY SETTLEMENT

          ROBERT S. LASNIK, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         I. INITIAL SCHEDULING DATES

         At the request of the parties and for good cause shown, the Court extends the following dates for initial disclosure and submission of the Joint Status Report and Discovery Plan:

Initial Disclosures Pursuant to FRCP 26(a)(1):

September 27, 2019

Combined Joint Status Report and Discovery Plan as Required by FRCP 26(f) and LCR 26(f):

October 4, 2019

         The deadlines above may be extended only by the Court. Any request for an extension should be made by telephone to Teri Roberts, the judicial assistant, at (206) 370-8810. The parties who have already appeared in this matter are directed to meet and confer before contacting the court to request an extension.

         If this case involves claims which are exempt from the requirements of FRCP 26(a) and 26(f), please notify Teri Roberts, the judicial assistant, by telephone at (206) 370-8810.

         II. JOINT STATUS REPORT & DISCOVERY PLAN

         All 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 25, 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 and the parties are reminded of their obligation to cooperate to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of this case. FRCP 1. It must contain the following information by corresponding paragraph numbers:

         1. A statement of the nature and complexity of the case.

         2. A proposed deadline for joining additional parties.

         3. The parties have the right to consent to assignment of this case to a full time United States Magistrate Judge, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(c) and Local Magistrate Judges' Rule 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 filed in our court. Additional information about our district's Magistrate Judges can be found at http://www.wawd.uscourts.gov/judges. The parties should indicate whether they agree that the Honorable Mary Alice Theiler may conduct all proceedings including trial and the entry of judgment. When responding to this question, the parties should only 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.

         4. The existence of any related cases pending in this or other jurisdictions and a proposal for how to handle them.

         5. Whether initial disclosures were timely made under FRCP 26(a)(1) and any issues regarding initial disclosures. If, on the due date of the Joint Status Report, all defendants or respondents had not been served, counsel for plaintiff shall state when service will be effected, why it was not made earlier, and a proposed schedule for the required FRCP 26(f) conference and FRCP 26(a)(1) disclosures.

         6. What changes, if any, should be made in the timing or form of expert and pretrial ...


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