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 Early Meeting Discovery Plan and Report

 

 United States District Court
 District of Massachusetts

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 Timing

Initial Meeting

Except in a proceeding exempted from initial disclosure under Rule 26(a)(1)(B) or when the court orders otherwise, the more...    See also

Rule 26(f) Report

A report pursuant to Rule 26(f) must be submitted to the court within 14 days of the initial more...

Calculating the Due Date or Deadline Pursuant to the FRCP

Under amended FRCP 6(a)(1), all deadlines stated in days, no matter the length of the period, are computed more...

When determining the last day of a filing period stated in days, a day on which the clerk's more...

The end of the last day of a period is defined as midnight in the court's time zone more...

In determining what is the "next" day, one must continue counting in the same direction - that is, more...

Legal holidays are set forth and defined at Rule 6(a)(6). . more...

 Early Meeting And Report

Early Meeting and Report

In conferring, the parties must consider the nature and basis of their claims and defenses and the possibilities more...

The attorneys of record and all unrepresented parties that have appeared in the case are jointly responsible for more...

The court may order the parties or attorneys to attend the conference in person. . The Local Rules require the parties to use the early meeting to: more...

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Discovery Plan

A discovery plan must state the parties views and proposals on: more...

(A) what changes should be made in the timing, form, or requirement for disclosures under Rule 26(a), including more...

(B) the subjects on which discovery may be needed, when discovery should be completed, and whether discovery should more...

(C) any issues about disclosure or discovery of electronically stored information, including the form or forms in which more...

(D) any issues about claims of privilege or of protection as trial-preparation materials, including if the parties agree more...

(E) what changes should be made in the limitations on discovery imposed under these rules or by local more...

(F) any other orders that the court should issue under Rule 26(c) or under Rule 16(b) and (c). more...

 

The Conference

In conferring, the parties must consider the nature and basis of their claims and defenses and the possibilities more...

The attorneys of record and all unrepresented parties that have appeared in the case are jointly responsible for more...

The court may order the parties or attorneys to attend the conference in person. more...

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Objection To Rule 26(a) Disclosure Requirements

At the Rule 26(f) conference, a party may object to the disclosures required by Rule 26(a) on the more...

 FILING AND SERVICE

Electronic Filing Required

All documents (except those expressly excluded by the Court's Administrative Procedures) must be filed electronically using the ECF System. more...

Additional Information

For more detailed information regarding electronic filing requirements, District of Massachusetts SmartRules Procedural Guides: FILING DOCUMENTS and GENERAL RULES AND FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS. more...

Traditional Filing and Service Rules

Filing and Service Required

All papers must be served on each of the parties. . Papers and certificate of service must be filed within a reasonable time after service. more...

Traditional Service

Service must be made by mail, personal delivery, or, with written consent, by any other means. . more...

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