United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
ORDER SETTING PRETRIAL SCHEDULE
Richard Creatura United States Magistrate Judge.
Court has reviewed the parties' Joint Status Report.
See Dkt. 13. A trial date will be set by the
assigned District Judge, the Honorable Richard A. Jones, if
the case is not resolved by settlement or dispositive motion.
The Court sets the following pretrial schedule:
Deadline for joining additional parties
May 15, 2020
Deadline for amending pleadings
May 22, 2020
Plaintiff's expert disclosures under Federal Rule
of Civil Procedure (“Fed. R. Civ. P”)
June 19, 2020
Defendant's expert disclosures under Fed.R.Civ.P.
July 3, 2020
Rebuttal expert disclosures
July 17, 2020
All motions related to discovery must be noted on the
motion calendar no later than the Friday before
discovery closes pursuant to LCR 7(d) and LCR
Deadline for engaging in mediation
August 14, 2020
Discovery completed by
September 18, 2020
All dispositive motions must be filed by (see LCR
October 16, 2020
order sets firm dates that can be changed only by order of
the Court, not by agreement of counsel for the parties. The
Court will alter these dates only upon good cause shown.
Failure to complete discovery within the time allowed is not
recognized as good cause. If any of the dates identified in
this Order or the Local Civil Rules fall on a weekend or
federal holiday, the act or event shall be performed on the
next business day.
are directed to review Judge Jones' Chambers
are expected to abide by the requirements set forth therein.
Failure to do so may result in the imposition of sanctions.
to Local Rules, Electronic Filing Procedures for Civil and
Criminal Cases, court forms, instruction sheets, and General
Orders, can be found on the Court's website at
required by LCR 37(a), all discovery matters are to be
resolved by agreement if possible. Counsel shall also
cooperate in preparing the agreed pretrial order in the
format required by LCR 16.1. The parties shall comply with
Judge Jones' chambers procedures regarding discovery
and Confer Requirement
cases, except applications for temporary restraining orders,
counsel contemplating the filing of any motion shall
first contact opposing counsel to discuss thoroughly,
preferably in person, the substance of the contemplated
motion and any potential resolution. The Court construes this
requirement strictly. Half-hearted attempts at compliance
with this rule will not satisfy counsel's obligation. The
parties must discuss the substantive grounds for the motion
and attempt to reach an accord that would eliminate the need
for the motion. The Court strongly emphasizes that
discussions of the substance of contemplated motions are to
take place, if at all possible, in person. All motions must
include a declaration by counsel briefly describing the
parties' discussion and attempt to eliminate the need for
the motion and the date of such discussion. Filings not in
compliance with this rule may be stricken.
to Filing Procedures
are required to electronically file all documents with the
Court. Information and procedures for electronic filing can
be found on the Western District of Washington's website
at http://www.wawd.uscourts.gov/attorneys/cmecf. The
following alteration to the Filing Procedures applies in all
cases pending before Judge Jones:
Mandatory chambers copies are required for all e-filed
motions, responses, replies, and sur-replies, and all
supporting documentation relating to motions, regardless of
paper copy of the documents (with tabs or other organizing
aids as necessary) shall be delivered to the Clerk's
Office by 12:00 p.m. on the business day after filing. The
chambers copy must be clearly marked with the words
“Courtesy Copy of Electronic Filing for
Chambers.” The parties are required to print all
courtesy copies from CM/ECF using the “Include headers
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