United States District Court, N.D. Iowa, Central Division
MARK H. ANDREW, M.D., Plaintiff,
HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL d/b/a Van Diest Medical Center, and LORI RATHBUN, Defendants.
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO EXTEND
Williams Chief United States Magistrate Judge
matter is before the Court pursuant to plaintiff's Motion
to Extend Scheduling Order Deadlines. (Doc. 24). Plaintiff
requests that deadlines for expert disclosures, completion of
discovery, and dispositive motions be extended almost two
months. Defendants resist plaintiff's motion, in part,
agreeing only to a two-week extension of time for expert
disclosures to be made. (Doc. 25). For the reasons that
follow, the Court grants in part and denies in
part plaintiff's motion.
12, 2017, plaintiff filed suit against defendants in state
court, essentially claiming wrongful termination. (Doc. 2).
On June 6, 2017, defendants removed this case to federal
court. (Id.). On August 17, 2017, the Court entered
a scheduling order setting, inter alia, the following
Plaintiff's expert disclosures: Nov. 6, 2017
Defendants' expert disclosures: Jan. 8, 2018
Plaintiff's rebuttal expert disclosures: Feb. 8, 2018
Completion of discovery: Apr. 9, 2018
Dispositive Motions: May 9, 2018
(Doc. 12). Trial was scheduled for February 11, 2019. (Doc.
13). On October 27, 2017, plaintiff for the first time served
written discovery requests on defendant. (Doc.
25, at 2). Responses are due November 27, 2017.
seeks an order extending the deadlines for disclosing
experts, the discovery deadline, and the dispositive motion
deadline. Specifically, plaintiff requests that the new
deadlines are extended 30 days from ...