CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER
STEPHEN M. McNAMEE, Senior District Judge.
On September 9, 2013, a Preliminary Pretrial Conference was held in open Court pursuant to Rule 16(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Prior to the conference, the parties filed a Rule 26(f) Case Management Plan. Pursuant to the terms of the Case Management Plan, and the representations made by the parties at the Rule 16 Preliminary Pretrial Conference, all parties were ordered to comply with the deadlines established in this Order.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the current provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure shall apply to all proceedings concerning this case.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all Initial Disclosures as defined in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a), if not already exchanged prior to the time of this Preliminary Pretrial Conference, shall be made no later than five (5) days after date of entry of this Order or, in the alternative, no later than Friday, September 13, 2013.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that to satisfy the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a), the parties shall file with the Clerk of the Court a Notice of Initial Disclosure, rather than copies of the actual disclosures.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any amendment to the Complaint shall be filed no later than N/A. Any amendment to the Answer shall be filed no later than N/A.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the last day to notify opposing counsel of names of custodians of digital records with potential relevance to issues in dispute is Friday, October 18, 2013.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the last day notify to opposing counsel of any objections to named custodians and/or suggestions of additional custodians is Friday, November 1, 2013.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the last day to certify completion of steps 2 and 3 of Approved E-Discovery Protocol is Friday, December 16, 2013.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the last day to provide digital records in native file format responsive to any prior pending discovery requests is Friday, January 31, 2014.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Plaintiff shall disclose the identity of any person who may be used at trial to present evidence under Federal Rules of Evidence 701, 702, 703, 704, and 705 no later than Friday February 28, 2014. The Defendant shall disclose the identity of any person who may be used at trial to present evidence under Federal Rules of Evidence 701, 702, 703, 704, or 705 no later than Friday, March 28, 2014. Rebuttal experts, if any, shall be disclosed no later than Friday, May 2, 2014. No deposition of any expert witnesses shall occur before the disclosures concerning expert witnesses mandated by this Order are made. Depositions of all expert witnesses must be concluded by Friday, August 8, 2014.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the deadline for filing Daubert challenges shall be Friday, May 30, 2014; Responses shall be filed Friday, June 20, 2014; and Replies by Thursday, July 3, 2014.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any hearing on challenges to expert witnesses shall take place on or after Friday July 11, 2014.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all discovery, answers to interrogatories, and sup-plements to interrogatories must be completed by Friday, August 8, 2014. In no event, however, shall this provision alter the duties and obligations imposed upon the parties by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(e). This Order contemplates that each party will conduct discovery in such a manner as to complete, within the deadline, any and all discovery. "Last minute" or "eleventh hour" discovery which results in insufficient time to undertake additional discovery and which requires an extension of the ...