Steven J. Roy
N.H. Department of Corrections, Commissioner, et al.
LANDYA B. McCAFFERTY, Magistrate Judge.
On May 15, 2013, a preliminary pretrial conference was held in this case. Plaintiff appeared via video on his own behalf; Attorney Nancy J. Smith appeared for defendants. Because the court adopts a discovery order that the court discussed with the parties at the pretrial hearing, the court denies as moot both plaintiff's proposed discovery plan (doc. no. 38) and defendant's proposed discovery plan (doc. no. 37).
The terms of the discovery order are summarized below.
Scheduling Designation Deadline Track Assignment Standard - 12 months A maximum of 25 interrogatories Interrogatories by each party to any other party. Requests for Admission A maximum of 25 requests by each party to any other party. Requests for Production A maximum of 25 requests by each party to any other party. A maximum of 10 depositions Depositions (total) by plaintiff and defendants. Disclosure of Claims June 1, 2013
Against Unnamed Parties Joinder of Additional Plaintiff: September 1, 2013 Parties Defendants: October 1, 2013 Motions to Dismiss September 20, 2013 Third-Party Actions October 1, 2013 Amendment of Pleadings Plaintiff: September 1, 2013 Defendants: October 1, 2013 Experts and Experts' Plaintiff: October 1, 2013 Written Reports Defendants: November 1, 2013 Motions for Summary Judgment January 15, 2014 Experts' Written Supplementations under February 19, 2014 Rule 26(e) Completion of Discovery March 14, 2014 Challenges to Expert Testimony April 1, 2014 Trial Date May 20, 2014
The parties agreed to produce electronic discovery in paper format.
With respect to mediation, Mr. Roy indicated that he is open to settlement discussions with defendants. Attorney Smith indicated that defendants viewed settlement as unlikely. In the event the parties agree to conduct ...