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Dillard v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.

United States District Court, D. Nebraska

April 8, 2015

JOHN C. DILLARD, Plaintiff,
v.
STATE FARM FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY, Defendant.

AMENDED ORDER SETTING FINAL SCHEDULE FOR PROGRESSION OF CASE

F.A. GOSSETT, III, Magistrate Judge.

Following the parties' Consent to Jurisdiction by U.S. Magistrate Judge (#18), the parties filed a Joint Stipulation for Extension of Progression Deadlines (#19). IT IS ORDERED that the Joint Stipulation (#19) is approved and the extension of deadlines will be granted. In addition, the defendant shall have until April 24, 2015, to respond to the Motion in Limine filed by the plaintiff on March 10, 2015..

1. Motions for Summary Judgment. Motions for summary judgment shall be filed not later than September 18, 2015. See NECivR 56.1 and 7.0.1.

2. Discovery Deadlines:

a. Deposition Deadline. All depositions, whether or not they are intended to be used at trial, shall be completed by September 10, 2015.
b. Written Discovery Deadline. All interrogatories, requests for admission and requests for production or inspection, whether or not they are intended to be used at trial, shall be completed by July 9, 2015. Counsel may stipulate to extensions of time to respond to discovery requests in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 29, but such extensions shall not extend any of the dates in this order; any request to extend the deadlines of this order shall be sought by motion.
c. Discovery Motions. Discovery motions shall be filed not later than June 23, 2015, as to matters which are then ripe for decision; discovery matters arising after that date may be the subject of motions until the deposition deadline. Counsel are reminded of the provisions of NECivR 7.0.1(i).

3. Disclosure of Expert Witnesses.[1] Each plaintiff, counter-claimant, and cross-claimant shall, as soon as practicable but not later than June 9, 2015, serve all opposing parties with the statement required by Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2) regarding each expert witness it expects to call to testify at trial pursuant to the provisions of Rule 702, 703 or 705, Fed. Rules of Evidence. Each defendant, counter-defendant, and cross-defendant shall serve its statement of the expert witnesses it expects to call to testify pursuant to Rule 702, 703 or 705, Fed. Rules of Evidence, pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2) as soon thereafter as practicable, but not later than July 9, 2015. If necessary to refute the disclosed opinions of an expert witness of an opponent, a plaintiff, counter-claimant, or cross-claimant may disclose additional expert witnesses not later than July 23, 2015, provided that the disclosing party then provides all of the information described in Fed.R.Civ.P. Rule 26(a)(2) and makes the expert witness available for deposition prior to the date set for completion of depositions. Supplementation of these disclosures, if originally made prior to these deadlines, shall be made on these deadlines as to any information for which supplementation is addressed in Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(e). The testimony of the expert at trial shall be limited to the information disclosed in accordance with this paragraph.

4. Pretrial Disclosures. Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(3), each party shall serve opposing counsel and file a redacted version as applicable with the following information regarding the evidence it may present at trial other than solely for impeachment purposes as soon as practicable but not later than the date specified:

a. Nonexpert Witnesses - On or before September 4, 2015: The name, address and telephone number[2] of each witness, separately identifying those whom the party expects to present and those whom the party may call if the need arises.
b. Deposition Testimony and Discovery - The designation of discovery testimony and discovery responses intended to be utilized at trial is not required at this time.
c. Trial Exhibits - On or before September 4, 2015: A list of all exhibits it expects to offer by providing a numbered listing and permitting examination of such exhibits, designating on the list those exhibits it may offer only if the need arises.
d. Waiver of Objections. Any and all objections to the use of the witnesses, deposition testimony, discovery responses, or exhibits disclosed pursuant to the above subparagraphs, including any objection pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 32(a) that a deponent is available to testify at the trial, shall be made a part of the pretrial order. Failure to list objections (except those under ...

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