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
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 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.
following Agenda Items are to be individually addressed in
the written Plan under separate headings:
1. Related Cases:
Identify any pending related cases or previously adjudicated
Explain 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.
3. 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.
4. Legal Issues:
Identify the legal issues genuinely in dispute. Also identify
any dispositive or partially dispositive issues appropriate
for decision by motion.
5. Amendment of Pleadings:
Identify any anticipated amendments of pleadings to add or
delete claims, ...