United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
February 1, 2013
BANK OF AMERICA
DAVID FLORES, ET AL.
Name of Assigned Judge Sitting Judge if Other or Magistrate Judge Edmond E. Chang than Assigned Judge
DOCKET ENTRY TEXT
Status hearing set for February 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. The parties must file a joint initial status report with the content described below in the statement.
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INITIAL STATUS REPORT
This case has been assigned to the calendar of Judge Edmond E. Chang. The parties are directed to meet pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and conduct a planning conference. At least 3 business days before the initial status in this case, please file a joint initial status report (with a courtesy copy to the Courtroom Deputy), containing the following information:
1. The Nature of the Case
a. Identify the attorneys of record for each party, including the lead trial attorney.
b. State the basis for federal jurisdiction.
c. Describe the nature of the claims asserted in the complaint and any counterclaims.
d. State the major legal and factual issues in the case.
e. Describe the relief sought by the plaintiff(s).
2. Pending Motions and Case Plan
a. Identify All Pending Motions
b. Submit a proposal for a discovery plan, including the following information:
i. The general type of discovery needed;
ii. A date for Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures;
iii. A date to issue written discovery;
iv. A fact discovery completion date;
v. If there will be expert discovery, an expert discovery completion date, including dates for the delivery of expert reports; and
vi. A date for the filing of dispositive motions.
c. With respect to trial, indicate whether a jury trial is requested and the probable length of trial.
3. Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge
a. Indicate whether the parties consent unanimously to proceed before a Magistrate Judge.
4. Status of Settlement Discussions
a. Indicate whether any settlement discussions have occurred;
b. Describe the status of any settlement discussions; and
c. Whether the parties request a settlement conference.
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