United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
ORDER TO ATTEND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE AND NOTICE OF
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF DISCOVERY PLAN
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
parties are hereby directed to appear for a Case Management
and Scheduling Conference (the “Conference”) on
Monday, September 25, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in
the chambers of Judge Matthew F. Leitman, 600 Church St.,
Room 125, Flint, Michigan.
purpose of this Conference is to make the Court aware of the
issues involved, to discuss the possibility of settlement,
and to establish appropriate case management dates. Prior to
the Conference, counsel shall meet and confer in order to
prepare a Joint Case Management Report/Discovery Plan (the
“Plan”) in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 26(f). The Plan shall follow the format and address
the Agenda Items listed below. The Plan must be filed with
the Court no later than five (5) business
days before the Conference. If any party is
proceeding without counsel, separate Plans may be filed.
Following the Conference, the Court will enter its own Case
Management and Scheduling Order. The following Agenda Items
are to be individually addressed in the written Plan under
any pending related cases or previously adjudicated related
the basis of the Court's subject-matter jurisdiction over
the Plaintiff's claims and Defendant's
counter-claims. Plaintiff should also identify any pendent
state law claims. If any Defendants remain unserved, explain
the plan to complete service.
Factual Summary: Provide a brief description
of the nature of the action and a brief summary of
Plaintiff's claims and Defendant's defenses. Identify
the core, dispositive factual issues.
the legal issues genuinely in dispute. Also identify any
dispositive or partially dispositive issues appropriate for
decision by motion.
Amendment of Pleadings:
any anticipated amendments of pleadings to add or delete
claims, defenses, or parties.
Summarize the discovery each party intends to pursue,
including expert witnesses, the reasonable time needed for
completion, and any anticipated disputes; (b) Explain the
arrangements for exchanging initial disclosures required by
Fed. R. Civ. 26(a)(1); (c) Indicate whether any changes
should be made in the limitations on discovery imposed by the
Federal and Local Rules; and (d) address whether there is a
need to enter a protective order or a confidentiality ...