United States District Court, D. Nebraska
KENNETH N. MILLER, Plaintiff,
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY, a Delaware Corporation; Defendant.
ORDER SETTING FINAL SCHEDULE FOR PROGRESSION OF
Michael D. Nelson United States Magistrate Judge
Planning Conference was held in this matter on September 7,
2018, with counsel for the parties. Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P.
16 concerning matters of importance in scheduling this case,
and in accordance with the matters discussed at the
Conference, IT IS ORDERED that the
parties' Joint Motion to Amend Dates (Filing No.
25) is granted, and that the provisions of the
Court's earlier, initial progression order remain in
effect, and in addition to those provisions, the following
Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary
Judgment. Motions to Dismiss and/or Motions for
summary judgment shall be filed not later than April
15, 2019. See NECivR 56.1 and NECivR 7.1.
a. Deposition Deadline. All depositions,
whether or not they are intended to be used at trial, shall
be completed by March 15, 2019.
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 February 15,
2019. 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 January 15,
2019, 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 7.1(i).
Motions to compel shall not be filed without first contacting
the chambers of the undersigned magistrate judge to set a
conference to discuss the parties' dispute.
Disclosure of Expert
Witnesses. Each plaintiff, counter-claimant, and
cross-claimant shall identify expert witnesses and shall
serve expert reports by November 30, 2018.
Each defendant, counter-defendant, and cross-defendant shall
identify expert witnesses and shall serve expert reports by
January 30, 2019. 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 February
15, 2019, provided that the disclosing party then
provides all of the information described in Fed.R.Civ.P.
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.
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 August 9,
2019: The name, address and telephone
number 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
c. Trial Exhibits - On or before August 9,
2019: 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 Fed.R.Evid.
402 and 403) is a waiver of such objections, unless excused
by the Court for good cause shown.