The opinion of the court was delivered by: Karen M. Williams United States Magistrate Judge
This Scheduling Order confirms the directives given to counsel during the settlement conference held on December 20, 2010; and the Court noting the following appearances: Brendan D. Hennessy, Esquire, and Michael Clinton, Esquire, both appearing on behalf of the plaintiff; James Veith, Esquire, and Todd H. Lebowitz, Esquire, both appearing on behalf of the defendant,
IT IS this 20th day of December, 2010, hereby ORDERED:
1. The time within which to seek amendments to the pleadings or to add new parties will expire on January 31, 2011.
2. Pretrial factual discovery is hereby extended to June 30, 2011. All pretrial discovery shall be concluded by that date. All discovery motions and applications pursuant to L. CIV. R. 37.1(a)(1) shall be made returnable before the expiration of pretrial factual discovery.
3. All expert reports and expert disclosures pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 26(a)(2) on behalf of plaintiff shall be served upon counsel for defendant not later than July 29, 2011. All expert reports and expert disclosures pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 26(a)(2) on behalf of defendant shall be served upon counsel for plaintiff not later than August 31, 2011. Each such report should be accompanied by the curriculum vitae of the proposed expert witness. No expert opinion testimony shall be admitted at trial with respect to any witness for whom this procedure has not been timely followed. Depositions of proposed expert witnesses shall be concluded by September 30, 2011.
For purposes of this Scheduling Order, treating physicians shall not be considered expert witnesses and shall be treated as fact witnesses who are, however, required to provide reports and records concerning their treatment. However, any doctor who is going to express an opinion as to the cause of a particular condition or as to the future prognosis of a particular condition, shall be considered an expert subject to the requirement of FED. R. CIV. P. 26(a)(2)(B).
The parties shall also exchange, in accordance with the foregoing schedule, written statements identifying all opinion testimony counsel and the parties anticipate will be presented at trial pursuant to F. R. EVID. 701 and Teen-Ed v. Kimball International, Inc., 620 F.2d 399 (3d Cir. 1980).
4. Dispositive Motions. Dispositive motions shall be filed with the Clerk of the Court no later than October 31, 2011. Opposition to the motion should be served in a timely fashion. Counsel are to follow L. CIV. R. 7.1, 7.2, 56.1 and 78.1 (Motion Practice - Generally).
5. The telephone status conference previously scheduled for March 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. has been RESCHEDULED to June 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Counsel for plaintiff shall initiate the telephone call.
6. Any application for an extension of time beyond the deadlines set herein shall be made in writing to the undersigned and served upon all counsel prior to expiration of the period sought to be extended, and shall disclose in the application all such extensions previously obtained, the precise reasons necessitating the application showing good cause under FED. R. CIV. P. 16(b), and whether adversary counsel agree with the application. The schedule set herein will not be extended unless good cause is shown.
THE FAILURE OF A PARTY OR ATTORNEY TO OBEY THIS ORDER MAY RESULT IN IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS UNDER FED. R. CIV. P. 16(f).