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Judge Leicthy: Speed Bump

The court sets what it defines as a “speed bump” 30 days before the close of discovery. The court views the speed bump as the deadline for filing motions to extend discovery deadlines or continue other pretrial deadlines. To facilitate a prompt trial date, no motion to extend discovery or to continue other pretrial deadlines will be approved once the speed bump passes, except for extraordinary reasons directed to the presiding judge. Good cause alone will not be sufficient. Accordingly, the parties are advised to complete timely discovery and, if necessary, file any motion to continue pretrial deadlines, motion to compel, or such motions that may impact the schedule well enough in advance of this deadline to permit any necessary briefing and time for the court to rule.