- Category: Judge Berger
- Published: 01 August 2012
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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
Debtor(s) Case No.
vs Adversary No.
Report of Parties' Planning Meeting1
(Held pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f))
1. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f), a Parties Planning Meeting was heldon (date) and was attended by:
Name Address and Phone Party represented
Nature of Complaint or Matter: _______________________ (e.g.Adversary proceeding objecting to discharge, motion for relief from stay,etc.)
Pre-Discovery Disclosures. The parties [choose one] [have exchanged][will exchange] the information required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1) on orbefore _______.
All pretrial discovery will be commenced in time to be completed by
1 On December 1, 2015, Rule 26(b)(1) regarding Discovery Scope and Limits wasamended. This court requires the parties, in formulating any plan of discovery, to considerthe direction contained in that rule that discovery be proportional.
Reports from retained experts under Rule 26(a)(2) shall be due from________ (name of party) to ____________ (name of party) by _______(date), and from _________(name of party) to _____________ (name ofparty) by ________ (date).
____________ (name of party) shall prepare and submit a Pretrial Ordernot later than _______ (date). Final lists of witnesses and exhibits under Fed. R.Civ. P.26(a)(3) shall be due from both parties by the same dateand shall be submitted with the Pretrial Order.
Any motion for leave to join additional parties or to otherwise amendthe pleadings shall be filed by (date). [Note: Thedeadline shall be set at least 30 days before the proposed pretrial orderdeadline].
All dispositive motions shall be filed by (date).
Settlement [choose one]: [is likely] [is unlikely] [cannot be evaluatedprior to [insert date]].
Do the parties believe Alternative Dispute Resolution might be helpful?Yes/No
This case can be ready for trial not later than
(date) and is expected to take ____________ (number of trial daysestimated).
Special issues: [If you are aware of discovery, settlement, or other issues that might dictate how this case should be handled, please address those issues here.]
Consent to Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction. If any party believes it isentitled to have any issue decided by an Article III judge, it neverthelessconsents to trial and to entry of a final order by the bankruptcy judge.
_________(name of party) does not consent and has filed a timely Motionto Transfer (withdraw the reference) pursuant to D. Kan. Rule 83.8.6.
14. The Court is often able to cancel the Scheduling Conference, uponreceipt of the Parties’ Planning Meeting Report, if the parties are inconsensus on the scheduling of the matter. Does any party request the
Court conduct a Scheduling Conference in this case (such as, e.g., todiscuss discovery disputes, settlement possibilities, or any otherrelevant matters), notwithstanding the submission of this Report?
The parties consent to canceling the Scheduling conference OR
The parties (or party – name the party) request(s) the SchedulingConference be held.
Report should be prepared by counsel for the plaintiff (if Adversary Proceeding) or movant and circulated in time for filing with the Court not later than four working days prior to the previously noticed scheduling conference. The failure of the parties to file this report may result in the summary dismissal of the complaint or contested matter.
Approval signatures of all counsel and of any self-represented party:
(Signature lines shall include all counsels’ Supreme Court ID numbers, addresses,phone numbers and business email address).