The Court sets discovery deadlines on a case-by-case basis at the initial Status Conference, but generally allows six to nine months for discovery after the Answer is filed.
The parties can stipulate to extend discovery if it does not impact other dates set by the Court. Otherwise, a motion is required.
The Court will make itself available by telephone, on short notice, in order to resolve discovery disputes expeditiously and without the need for motions.
Most discovery motions are referred to the Magistrate Judges.