Joint Discovery Plan
July 6th, 2020
Plaintiffs Joint Discovery Plan Filed
“At the June 29 phone conference, counsel for the parties discussed the matters listed in Rule 26(f). At the outset, counsel for all parties agreed discovery in this case is expected to take considerably longer than an average case. The sexual abuse Plaintiffs allegedly suffered occurred over 40 years ago. Plaintiffs have alleged the abuse has caused them severe and continuing harm throughout their lives. Gathering documents and witness testimony relevant to these allegations over such an extended time will require an enormous amount of counsels’ and the parties’ time and effort. As such, counsel for the parties agreed an extended discovery period is necessary and appropriate, and agreed specifically to the following deadlines:
Initial disclosures on August 1, 2020.
Simultaneous liability expert disclosure and Plaintiffs’ damages expert disclosure on September 1, 2021.
Defendants’ damages expert disclosure on October 1, 2021.
Close of discovery on December 1, 2021.”