Initial Status Conferences
Initial Status Report for Newly Filed Cases:
The Court will set all newly filed cases for status approximately 60 days or less after the filing of the complaint. At the initial status conference, parties should be prepared to discuss: 1) the nature of the case; 2) factual and legal issues; 3) settlement potential and discussions to date; 4) discovery taken to date and intended; and 5) potential motions to be filed. At least three days prior to the status conference, the parties are directed to file a joint written status report of not more than five pages. The parties should be prepared to discuss facts and the law at their Initial Status including potential costs of litigation, an estimate of damages, and details about the allegations and the defenses. This discussion goes beyond the basic information contained in the Initial Status Report.