United States District Court, M.D. Tennessee, Nashville Division
BARBARA D. HOLMES, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
to Local Rule 16.01(c)(1), this case is exempt from a
mandatory case management conference, and all pretrial
preparation in this action shall therefore take place
according to the following schedule under Rule 16(b) of the
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Pursuant to Rule
26(a)(1)(A) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the
parties in this action are exempt from the initial
disclosures required by Rule 26(a).
GENERAL COURT RULES AND PROCEDURES
filing made with the Court must comply with Rule 5 of the
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which requires that a copy
of any filing made with the Court be sent to the opposing
party or their counsel and that the filing contain a
certification stating that a copy has been sent, to whom, at
what address, and on what date. Any filing which does not
comply with this requirement will be returned and/or stricken
from the record.
party is responsible for making and obtaining copies of any
documents or filings sent to the Court. It is not the
Court's responsibility to provide free copies of any
documents to the parties. If a party desires to obtain a copy
of a document in the official court file, the party should
contact the clerk's office, with the docket entry number
of the document if possible, about obtaining copies. The cost
of copying is .50¢ per page.
parties are required to keep both the Court and the opposing
party or its counsel informed of their current addresses. The
plaintiff's failure to keep the Court informed of his
current address may result in a recommendation that this
action be dismissed for failure to prosecute and for failure
to comply with the Court's order.
parties shall have until January 6, 2020, to
move to amend the pleadings.
discovery shall be completed by February 8,
2020. By this, the Court means that all depositions
shall be noticed and completed in advance of the discovery
completion date and that written discovery should be served
far enough before the discovery completion date, i.e. at
least thirty days prior to the discovery completion deadline,
so that responses or objections to any written discovery can
be made prior to the completion deadline. For example,
serving written discovery upon an opposing party a few days
prior to the discovery completion deadline does not comply
with this scheduling order and may result in discovery being
denied to the requesting party.
party seeking to serve written discovery requests upon
another party which would result in responses being served
after the discovery completion deadline must obtain leave of
the Court to serve untimely discovery requests.
discovery should be sent to the opposing party and should not
be filed with the Court, nor should a copy of the written
discovery be sent to the Court unless it is filed as an
attachment to a motion. A Court order is not required for a
party to engage in discovery and discovery is not ...