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The Court routinely schedules a scheduling conference after the Answer is filed. At the initial scheduling conference, motion cutoff, discovery cutoff, final pretrial and trial dates are determined. The Court holds other conferences as requested by trial counsel. Counsel may request an additional status conference by motion if all other parties are not in agreement, or by telephone call if all parties are in agreement. The Court may allow status and/or pretrial conferences to be conducted by telephone unless the matter involved is complicated or should be settled before discovery is pursued.