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W.L. v. James Zirus

United States District Court, W.D. Texas, San Antonio Division

August 29, 2019

W.L., IV, AS NEXT FRIEND OF W.L.,V, A MINOR; Plaintiff,
v.
SCOTT ASH JAMES ZIRUS, CAMP STEWART FOR BOYS INC., AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN STUDY INC., Defendants.

          SCHEDULING ORDER

          ELIZABETH S. ("BETSY") CHESTNEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.

         Before 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]. On August 28, 2019, Plaintiff and Defendants Camp Stewart for Boys, Inc. and American Institute for Foreign Study, Inc. appeared through counsel, at an initial pretrial conference. Defendant Scott Ash James Zirius, who is currently incarcerated at the French M. Robertson Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (“TDCJ”) in Abilene, Texas, did not appear due to his incarceration. At the conference, the Court reviewed Plaintiffs’ Motion for Entry Scheduling and Docket Control Order [#22], Defendant Camp Stewart for Boys, Inc. and Defendant American Institute for Foreign Study, Inc.’s proposed scheduling order, and the parties’ Joint Discovery/Case Management Plan.[1] At the conference, the Court resolved the parties’ disputes over the schedule that should control this case. Accordingly, pursuant to Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ Motion for Entry Scheduling and Docket Control Order [#22] is GRANTED as stated herein and the following Scheduling Order is issued to control the course of this case:

1. A report on alternative dispute resolution in compliance with Local Rule CV-88 shall be filed by December 2, 2019.
2. The parties asserting claims for relief shall submit a written offer of settlement to opposing parties by November 1, 2019, and each opposing party shall respond, in writing, by November 15, 2019.
3. The parties shall file all motions to amend or supplement pleadings or to join additional parties by December 16, 2019.
4. All parties asserting claims for relief shall file their designation of potential witnesses, testifying experts, and proposed exhibits and shall serve on all parties, but not file, the materials required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B) by March 27, 2020. Parties resisting claims for relief shall file their designation of potential witnesses, testifying experts, and proposed exhibits and shall serve on all parties, but not file, the materials required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B) by May 14, 2020. All designations of rebuttal experts shall be designated within 14 days of receipt of the report of the opposing expert.
5. An objection to the reliability of an expert’s proposed testimony under Federal Rule of Evidence 702 shall be made by motion, specifically stating the basis for the objection and identifying the objectionable testimony, within 30 days of receipt of the written report of the expert’s proposed testimony, or within 30 days of the expert’s deposition, if a deposition is taken, whichever is later.
6. The parties shall complete all discovery on or before June 30, 2020. Counsel may by agreement continue discovery beyond the deadline, but there will be no intervention by the Court except in extraordinary circumstances, and no trial setting will be vacated because of information obtained in post-deadline discovery.
7. All dispositive motions as defined in Local Rule CV-7(c) shall be filed no later than July 30, 2020. Dispositive motions as and responses to dispositive motions shall be limited to 20 pages in length. Replies, if any, shall be limited to 10 pages in length in accordance with Local Rule CV-7(f).
8. The trial date will be determined at a later date by the Court. The parties shall consult Local Rule CV-16(e)-(g) regarding matters to be filed in advance of trial. At the time the trial date is set, the Court will also set the deadline for the filing of matters in advance of trial.
9. If at any time during the pendency of this lawsuit, you would like to consent to the trial of your case by a United States Magistrate Judge, please indicate your consent on the attached form or request a form through the Clerk’s Office. If all parties consent to trial of this case by a United States Magistrate Judge, this Court may enter an order referring the case to a United States Magistrate Judge for trial and entry of judgment.

         IT IS SO ORDERED.

         CONSENT TO PROCEED TO TRIAL BEFORE A UNITED ...


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