Whiteman v. Wardlaw Consulting Services, Inc. et al

Western District of Texas, txwd-6:2016-cv-00312

SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 7/7/2017, Discovery due by 11/10/2017, Joinder of Parties due by 7/7/2017, Motions due by 12/8/2017, Jury Selection and Jury Trial set for 4/23/2018 09:00 AM before Judge Robert Pitman. Signed by Judge Robert Pitman.

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Case 6:16-cv-00312-RP-JCM Document 25 Filed 05/17/17 Page 1 of 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS WACO DIVISION TIMOTHY WHITEMAN § § vs. § NO: WA:16-CV-00312-RP § Wardlaw Consulting Services, Inc., William F. § Wardlaw, MICHAEL N WARDLAW, REBECCA W MEADOWS SCHEDULING ORDER Pursuant to Rule 16, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the following Scheduling Order is issued by the Court: 1. A report on alternative dispute resolution in compliance with Local Rule CV-88 shall be filed on or before May 12, 2017. 2. The parties asserting claims for relief shall submit a written offer of settlement to opposing parties on or before May 26, 2017, and each opposing party shall respond, in writing, on or before June 2, 2017. All offers of settlement are to be private, not filed. The parties are ordered to retain the written offers of settlement and response as the Court will use these in assessing attorneys' fees and costs at the conclusion of the trial. 3. Each party shall complete and file the "Notice Concerning Reference to United States Magistrate Judge" on or before June 2, 2017. 4. The parties shall file all motions to amend or supplement pleadings or to join additional parties on or before July 7, 2017. 5. All parties asserting claims for relief shall file their designation of testifying experts and serve on all parties, but not file, the materials required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B) on or before July 28, 2017. Parties resisting claims for relief shall file their designation of testifying Case 6:16-cv-00312-RP-JCM Document 25 Filed 05/17/17 Page 2 of 3 experts and serve on all parties, but not file, the materials required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B) on or before August 25, 2017. All parties shall file all designations of rebuttal experts and serve on all parties the material required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2)(B) for such rebuttal experts, to the extent not already served, within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the report of the opposing expert. 6. An objection to the reliability of an expert’s proposed testimony under Federal Rule of Evidence 702 shall be made by motion, specifically stating the basis for the objection and identifying the objectionable testimony, within eleven (11) days from the receipt of the written report of the expert’s proposed testimony, or within eleven (11) days from the completion of the expert’s deposition, if a deposition is taken, whichever is later. 7. The parties shall complete all discovery on or before November 10, 2017. Counsel may by agreement continue discovery beyond the deadline, but the Court will not interveve, except in extraordinary circumstances, nor will it vacate any trial setting because of information obtained in post-deadline discovery. 8. All dispositive motions shall be filed on or before December 8, 2017 and shall be limited to 20 pages. Responses shall be filed and served on all other parties not later than 14 days of the service of the motion and shall be limited to 20 pages. Any replies shall be filed and served on all other parties not later than 14 days of the service of the response and shall be limited to 10 pages, but the Court need not wait for the reply before ruling on the motion. 9. This case will be set for final pretrial conference, in chambers, at a later date and jury trial commencing at 9:00am on the 23rd day of April, 2018. The final pretrial conference shall be attended by at least one of the attorneys who will conduct the trial for each of the parties and by any unrepresented parties. The parties should consult Local Rule CV-16(e) regarding matters to be filed in advance of the final pretrial conference. Case 6:16-cv-00312-RP-JCM Document 25 Filed 05/17/17 Page 3 of 3 With the exception of the dispositive motion deadline and the dates set for the final pretrial conference and trial, upon agreement of the parties and submission of an agreed motion, the deadlines set forth herein may be extended by Order of this Court. The Court may impose sanctions under Rule 16(f), Fed. R. Civ. P., if the parties do not make timely submissions under this Order. SIGNED this 17th day of May, 2017. ______________________________ ROBERT PITMAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE