IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
June 16, 2011
VIRGIL SMITH, ET AL., PLAINTIFF,
PHOENIX SEATING SYSTEMS, LLC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Donald G. Wilkerson United States Magistrate Judge
THIRD AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER
Depositions upon oral examination, interrogatories, request for documents, and answers and responses thereto shall not be filed unless on order of the Court.
Disclosures or discovery under Rule 26(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are to be filed with the Court only to the extent required by the final pretrial order, other order of the Court, or if a dispute arises over the disclosure or discovery.
Having reviewed the Joint Motion for Leave to Amend Scheduling Order (Doc. 90) and finding that the parties have complied with the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and SDIL-LR 16.2(a), the Court GRANTS the motion and hereby enters the following proposed Third Amended Scheduling Order, as modified by the Court.
A. Defendants' depositions shall be taken by August 1, 2011
B. Expert witnesses shall be disclosed, along with a written report prepared and signed by the witness pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2), as follows: Plaintiff's expert(s): August 15, 2011 Defendant's expert(s): October 15, 2011 Third-Party expert(s): October 15, 2011
C. Depositions of expert witnesses must be taken by: Plaintiff's expert(s): October 1, 2011 Defendant's expert(s): November 15, 2011 Third-Party expert(s): November 15, 2011
D. Discovery shall be completed by December 1, 2011 (which date shall be no later than 115 days before the first day of the month of the presumptive trial month).
E. All dispositive motions shall be filed by December 15, 2011 (which date shall be no later than 100 days before the first day of the month of the presumptive trial month).
F. The settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson in accordance with SDIL-LR 16.3(b) is reset for December 19, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in the East St. Louis Federal Courthouse. If the parties believe that a sooner or later settlement conference date will be beneficial, they may contact chambers.
G. A final pretrial conference will be set before the trial judge in accordance with SDIL-LR16.2(b).
H. As reset by the trial court, the presumptive trial month is February 2012.
I. The Court's Order Regarding Discovery (Doc. 48) remains in effect.
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