Don’t expect to push back a trial date before Judge Baer. His model scheduling order states that the month the parties choose for trial will “rarely if ever be changed.” When parties to a securities class action asked to extend the discovery deadlines by 45 days, Judge Baer’s endorsement yesterday reminded them of this rule: “I will extend discovery . . . but let me caution you again that the month you chose for trial never changes.”

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