UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
ORDER ON PRETRIAL DEADLINES
Unless otherwise ordered by the Judge to whom this is case is assigned, the parties shall adhere to the
(a) In accordance with the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut Local Rules
of Civil Procedure (D. Conn. L. Civ. R. 26(f), within thirty (30) days of the appearance of a defendant, the
parties shall confer for the purposes described in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Fed. R.Civ. P.) 26(f).
W ithin ten (10) days thereafter, the parties shall jointly file a report on Form 26(f), which appears in the
Appendix to D. Conn. L. Civ. R.
(b) All motions relating to joinder of parties, claims or remedies, class certification, and amendment
of the pleadings shall be filed within sixty (60) days after filing of the complaint, the filing of a petition for
removal, or the transfer of an action from another District.
(c) All motions to dismiss based on the pleadings shall be filed within ninety (90) days after the
date the complaint was filed, a petition for removal is filed, or the transfer of an action from another District
or court. The filing of a motion to dismiss shall not result in the stay of discovery or extend the time for
(d) Formal discovery pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure may not commence until
the parties have conferred as required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) and Local Civil Rule 26(f) but parties may
commence formal discovery immediately thereafter prior to the entry of a scheduling order pursuant to Fed.
R. Civ. P. 16(b). Informal discovery by agreement of the parties is encouraged and may commence at
anytime. Unless otherwise ordered, discovery shall be completed within six (6) months after the filing of the
complaint, the filing of a petition for removal, or the date of transfer of an action from another District or court,
whichever is earliest.
(e) Before a party files a motion to dismiss or a motion for summary judg