January 18, 2011
A telephone conference was held with the parties in this matter on January 18, 2011. The parties advised that they had depositions scheduled and hoped to complete them by the discovery deadline of March 31, 2011.
In the event the parties believe that they will not be able to complete the depositions as scheduled, they should if at all possible, file a joint motion requesting an extension of the discovery and dispositive motion deadlines. If necessary, the Magistrate Judge can request a new trial date from Judge Wiseman.
The parties also advised that until they completed a couple more depositions, they did not believe a settlement conference would be beneficial. The parties are advised that should they believe a settlement conference would be of assistance in resolving this matter, they may request such a conference and the undersigned will take necessary actions to schedule a settlement conference with another Magistrate Judge.
It is so ORDERED.