The opinion of the court was delivered by: Patty Shwartz United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER ON INFORMAL APPLICATION
This matter having come before the Court by way of letter dated November 8, 2007, regarding defendant's request for leave to file a dispostive motion; and the Court having conducted a telephone conference on the record on November 16, 2007; and the Court being advised that the defendant intends to file a motion based upon lack of personal jurisdiction and venue or in the alternative to transfer and to dismiss based upon res judicata/collateral estoppel; and for the reasons discussed on the record; and for good cause shown,
IT IS ON THIS 16th day of November, 2007
ORDERED that, no later than November 29, 2007, the parties may serve no more than five interrogatories (including subparts) and ten document demands directed to the issue of jurisdiction/venue/transfer, which shall be responded to no later than January 10, 2008;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties may conduct one deposition directed to the issue of jurisdiction/venue/transfer and said deposition shall be completed no later than January 30, 2008;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant shall Answer, move, or otherwise respond no later than February 22, 2008. If a motion is filed in lieu of an Answer, the motion shall be limited to personal jurisdiction, venue, and transfer. If such a motion is filed, then any response shall be submitted no later than March 3, 2008 and any reply shall be submitted no later than March 10, 2007. The return date shall be March 17, 2008 before the Undersigned. No oral argument will be required unless requested by the Court; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if the parties believe a settlement conference with the Court would be beneficial, then the parties shall contact the Chambers of the Undersigned to request a date for such a conference.
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