The opinion of the court was delivered by: Patty Shwartz United States Magistrate Judge
PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER
THIS MATTER having come before the Court for a scheduling conference pursuant to Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on December 3, 2010; and for good cause shown,
IT IS on this 3rd day of December, 2010,
1. There shall be a telephone status conference before the Undersigned on February 15, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. and April 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Plaintiff shall initiate the telephone call.
2. a. There will be a settlement conference before the Undersigned on TO BE SET.
b. Trial counsel and clients with full settlement authority are required to appear at the conference and they shall confirm their availability to appear on the date of the conference by filing a letter no later than TO BE SET . Absent exceptional, unforeseen personal circumstances, the confirmed settlement conference will not be adjourned.
c. 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.
3. The final pretrial conference shall be conducted pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(d) on October 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. The Final Pretrial Conference will occur even if there are dispositive motions pending. The Court will adjourn the Final Pretrial conference only if the requesting party makes a compelling showing that manifest injustice would otherwise result absent adjournment.
II. DISCOVERY AND MOTION PRACTICE
4. a. Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 disclosures are to be exchanged on or before December 3, 2010.
b. No later than December 22, 2010, the parties shall submit a proposed discovery confidentiality order and certification as ...