United States District Court, D. Arizona
Honorable 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 10:00
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:
1. Any matters relating to jurisdiction, venue, the joinder
of additional parties or amendment of the pleadings;
2. The 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
3. 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.
4. A schedule for all pre-trial proceedings;
5. Modification of pre-trial procedures due to the simplicity
or complexity of the case;
6. 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
7. Any 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
1. The names and telephone numbers for counsel who are
appearing at the Pretrial Scheduling Conference.
2. The nature of the case, setting forth the factual and
legal basis of plaintiff's claims and ...