The opinion of the court was delivered by: DOUGLAS EATON, Magistrate Judge
1. Defendants must file an Answer or motion in lieu of an
Answer by August 26, 2005.
2. Any motion for leave to amend the pleadings or to add
parties must be served and filed by September 6, 2005.
3. All fact discovery must be commenced in time to be completed
by November 30, 2005.
4. Any proposed expert witness who falls within the words of
Rule 26(a)(2)(B) must serve a report in strict compliance with
that Rule plaintiff's experts by December 22, 2005,
defendant's experts by January 12, 2006. These are also the
deadlines for identifying any person who may be used at trial to present evidence under Rules 702,
703, or 705 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. All expert
discovery must be commenced in time to be completed by February
5. Any dispositive motion must be served and filed by February
15, 2006. If the District Judge requires a pre-motion
conference, then this is the deadline to request such a
6. If (and only if) no dispositive motion or request for a
pre-motion conference has been made, the joint pre-trial order,
in a format that complies with the trial Judge's individual
rules, must be filed by March 3, 2006; Plaintiff must serve her
sections of the pre-trial order by February 22, 2006; defendants
must serve their sections by February 28, 2006.
7. None of these deadlines will be extended except upon a
showing of good cause. Any request for an extension must be made,
by fax and by mail, at least one week before the deadline in
question, and must state the other parties' positions concerning
the proposed alternative date.
8. I will not "so order" any consent adjournment unless it
complies with Paragraph 6 and tells me in writing the factual
basis for the "good cause."
9. Pursuant to Rule 16(f), I may impose sanctions, including
attorney's fees, if a party or a party's attorney fails to obey
this scheduling order.
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