United States District Court, S.D. New York
January 20, 2004.
IN RE WORLDCOM, INC. SECURITIES LITIGATION, This Document Relates to: ALL ACTIONS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: DENISE COTE, District Judge
On January 13, 2004, the WorldCom Director Defendants, the Underwriter
Defendants, the Salomon Smith Barney Defendants, defendant Arthur
Andersen, and defendant Bernard Ebbers requested a modification of the
expert discovery and summary judgment schedule in the Securities
Litigation set out in the Scheduling Order of November 14, 2003. Lead
Plaintiff in the Securities Litigation and Liason Counsel for plaintiffs
in the Individual Actions consent to the proposed alteration of the
expert discovery schedule and take no position with respect to the
proposed modification of the summary judgment schedule. It is hereby
ORDERED that defendants' application for the requested extensions is
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that paragraphs 3 and 5 of the Scheduling Order
of November 14, 2003 are modified as follows.
3. Expert Testimony:
(a) The parties bearing the burden of proof on an
issue must identify the areas on which they intend
to offer expert testimony by April 16, 2004.
(b) Identification of all parties' experts must
occur by May 28, 2004.
(c) The party bearing the burden of proof on any area
for which they seek to submit expert testimony
shall make its disclosure of expert testimony
conforming to the requirements of Rule
26(a)(2)(B), Fed.R.Civ. P., by July 2, 2004.
(d) Any rebuttal expert testimony shall be disclosed
by July 23, 2004.
(e) Any revised expert testimony shall be
disclosed by August 6, 2004.
(f) Depositions of the expert witnesses may begin
August 16, 2004 and shall conclude by August 27,
5. Summary Judgment:
Any motion for summary judgment in the Securities
Litigation Consolidated Class
Action is due July 30, 2004; any opposition is due
August 27, 2004; and any reply is due September
With the exception of the above modifications, this Court's November 14,
2003 Scheduling Order remains in effect.
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