Takeaway #1: Your federal civil case will probably flow in the order outlined below
Takeaway #2: The average column is the most useful column here ("average column" = "μ column")
it shows the relationship between deadlines
|(A)||Initial Disclosures Deadline||4||329||212||107||640|
|(B)||Deadline for 'Motions to Add/Amend'||4||341||200||124||654|
|(C)||Plaintiff's Expert Witness Report||5||490||202||201||808|
|(D)||Defendant's Expert Witness Report||5||524||205||231||843|
|(E)||Deadline for the Close of Discovery||5||589||208||292||906|
|(F)||Deadline for filing Dispositive Motions||5||632||206||335||947|
|(G)||Deadline for completing Mediation||5||643||212||342||976|
These numbers are very high!
Likely Reason: Small sample size, old cases, foreign court (see data limitations below)
Due to these limitations, please pay more attention to the sequence of deadlines (ie, (C) happens after (B), etc.)
Even though the sample size is too small for broad use, this analysis still yields value — substantiating how the different procedural deadlines relate to one another (eg, "(A) comes before (B)").
The greatest benefactor of this analysis is probably the pro se litigant (especially the first-timers).
Note: hover your mouse over each column header to get slightly more information
- N = the number of records used in the analysis (ie, the sample size)
- μ = the average number of days [greek letter mu]
- σ = the standard deviation for the number of days [greek letter sigma]
- Min = the fewest number of days observed (that any case set its deadline for)
- Max = the greatest number of days observed (that any case set its deadline for)
- Tiny sample size (5 records)
- Homogeneous geographical area (New York, Western District)
- Single time period (1/1/2007 - 6/30/2007)