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Case Management and Scheduling Orders

Except in cases exempted by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1)(E), the court will set a scheduling conference within 28 days of the date that all defendants named in the original complaint have filed answers. Counsel must therefore arrange a discovery conference, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 26(f)(2), within seven days of all answers being filed, and establish a discovery plan at the discovery conference. A written report of the parties' discovery plan should be filed within 14 days of the conference, as required by Rule 26(f)(2), and in any event no less than five days before the scheduling conference set by the court.

A scheduling order will be set by the court at the scheduling conference and subsequently issued to the parties.


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