United States District Court, D. Arizona
Honorabls David C. Bury United Sidles District Judge
IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 16, Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure, a Pretrial Scheduling Conference is set
for Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
The conference will be held telephonically with the
Judge's law clerk, Greer Barkley. Plaintiffs' counsel
shall initiate the conference call with all appropriate
parties on the line to (520) 205-4560.
are directed to consult the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
for the objectives of the conference. At least one of the
attorneys for each party attending the conference shall have
authority to enter into stipulations and make admissions
regarding all matters which may be discussed.
IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 26(f) of
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the attorneys are
directed to confer at least 21 days prior to the scheduling
conference to discuss the following matters:
matters relating to jurisdiction, venue, the joinder of
additional parties or amendment of the pleadings;
scope of discovery. Counsel are expected to comply with Rule
26(f), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and seek to minimize
the expense of discovery. The parties shall determine how to
handle the disclosure or discovery of electronically stored
information. The parties shall make any agreements as to how
to handle claims of privilege or claims of protection for
trial-preparation materials asserted after production;
Initial Disclosures. General Order 17-08, as amended
November 1, 2018, supersedes the parties' obligations to
provide initial disclosures pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P.
26(a)(1). Prior to when the parties confer pursuant
to Rule 26(f), counsel should make the necessary disclosures
required under the General Order. See Notice to the
Parties of Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project (MIDP)
(Doc. 3), MIDP Checklist, General Order 17-08 (providing
requirements for initial disclosures under the Mandatory
Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) program). At the Rule 26(f)
conference, the parties should discuss the mandatory initial
discovery responses and seek to resolve any limitations they
have made or intend to make. See below ¶ 10.
schedule for all pre-trial proceedings;
Modification of pre-trial procedures due to the simplicity or
complexity of the case;
Prospects for settlement. NOTE: If this is an
employment discrimination case, it will be referred to an
early settlement conference unless the parties object
and provide good cause for the Court to not make the
other matters which counsel may feel will help dispose of the
matter in an efficient manner.
IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall prepare a
joint Case Management Plan and file it with the Court not
less than 5 days before the Rule 16 scheduling conference.
The report shall include individually numbered brief
names and telephone numbers for counsel who are appearing at
the Pretrial Scheduling Conference.
nature of the case, setting forth the factual and legal basis
of plaintiff's ...