The opinion of the court was delivered by: Patty Shwartz United States Magistrate Judge
SCHEDULING ORDER IN AN ARBITRATION CASE
THIS MATTER having come before the Court for a scheduling conference pursuant to Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on June 3, 2009; and for good cause shown,
IT IS on this 3rd day of June, 2008
1. This matter is subject/referred to arbitration pursuant to Local R. Civ. P. 201.1. Counsel will receive further instructions and guidelines regarding arbitration directly from the Clerk of the Court. Arbitration shall commence no sooner than November 20, 2009 unless dispositive motions are filed.
2. There shall be a telephone status conference before the Undersigned on August 12, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. Plaintiff shall initiate the telephone call.
3. There will be a settlement conference before the Undersigned on TO BE SET. Trial Counsel and clients with full settlement authority must attend the conference. If the trial counsel and client with full settlement authority do not appear, the settlement conference may be cancelled or rescheduled and the noncompliant party and/or attorney may be sanctioned, which may include an assessment of the costs and expenses incurred by those parties who appeared as directed.
III. DISCOVERY AND MOTION PRACTICE
4. a. Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 disclosures are to be exchanged on or before completed.
5. Discovery necessary to engage in meaningful settlement discussions: none.
6. The parties may serve interrogatories limited to 25 single questions including subparts and requests for production of documents on or before June 25, 2009, which shall be responded to no later than August 10, 2009.
7. The number of depositions to be taken by each side shall not exceed 10. No objections to questions posed at depositions shall be made other than as to lack of foundation, form or privilege. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 32(d) (3) (A). No instruction not to answer shall be given unless a privilege is ...