IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA NORTHWESTERN DIVISION
February 2, 2011
DONNA LUNDAY, PLAINTIFF,
DIRK KEMPTHORNE, SECRETARY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, OR HIS PREDECESSOR-IN-OFFICE; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ) INTERIOR, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Charles S. Miller, Jr. United States Magistrate Judge
On February 2, 2011, the parties filed a Stipulated Motion to Amend Join Scheduling Conference and Discovery Plan. The court GRANTS the parties' motion (Docket No. 41) and ORDERS that the scheduling order be amended as follows:
1. The parties shall have until March 31, 2011, to complete fact discovery; no party shall be required to respond to any discovery request which falls due after that date.
2. The parties shall have until April 15, 2011, to file other dispositive motions (summary judgment as to all or part of the case).
3. Plaintiff shall have until August 15, 2011, to provide the names of expert witnesses and complete reports under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2). Defendant shall have until September 15, 2011, to provide the names of expert witnesses and complete reports under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2). (Treating physicians need not prepare reports, only qualifications, unless they will express opinions not reflected in the medical records.) (Reports are to be served on other parties, but not filed with the Court.) The parties shall have until October 14, 2011, to conduct expert discovery.
The court further ORDERS that the bench trial set for September 6, 2011, shall be rescheduled for November 14, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in Minot before Judge Hovland (4 days, #3 on calendar). The final pretrial conference shall be rescheduled for October 31, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. via telephone. The court shall initiate the conference call.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Charles S. Miller, Jr.
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