United States District Court, W.D. Texas, San Antonio Division
ORDER SETTING INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE
ELIZABETH S. ("BETSY") CHESTNEY UNITED STATES
the Court is the above-styled and numbered cause of action,
which was referred to the undersigned on August 12, 2019 for
all pretrial proceedings [#14].
THEREFORE ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 16 of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure, this case is set for an Initial
Pretrial Conference at 1:00 p.m. on August 28, 2019, in
Courtroom B on the 4th Floor of the John H. Wood,
Jr. United States Courthouse, 655 E. Cesar Chavez Boulevard,
San Antonio, Texas, 78206.
conference, the Court will enter a Scheduling Order in this
case. Counsel may appear by phone for the conference. Counsel
should contact the Courtroom Deputy for call-in information
at firstname.lastname@example.org. The use of
speaker phones is prohibited during a telephonic appearance.
IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties confer in the
manner required by Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure and submit a Joint Discovery/Case Management Plan
that answers the following questions no later than
August 26, 2019:
1. Are there any outstanding jurisdictional issues? For
removed cases based on diversity jurisdiction, do the parties
agree that the amount in controversy exceeded $75, 000 at the
time of removal? If not, each party should state its position
on the amount in controversy.
2. Are there any unserved parties? If more than 90 days have
passed since the filing of the Complaint or petition, should
these unserved parties be dismissed?
3. What are the causes of action, defenses, and counterclaims
in this case? What are the elements of the cause(s) of
action, defenses, and counterclaims pled?
4. Are there any agreements or stipulations that can be made
about any facts in this case or any element in the cause(s)
5. State the parties' views and proposals on all items
identified in Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(f)(3).
6. What, if any, discovery has been completed? What discovery
remains to be done? Have the parties considered conducting
discovery in phases?
7. What, if any, discovery disputes exist?
8. Have the parties discussed the desirability of filing a
proposed order pursuant to Federal ...