May et al v. BHP Billiton Petroleum (Fayetteville) LLC

Filing 175

ORDER: The Court is attaching its current working drafts of (1) the key parts of the voir dire areas, (2) the preliminary instructions, (3) the final instructions, and (4) the verdicts. Please file any objections to the preliminary instructions by no on on Friday, April 1. There's no need to comment or object yet on the final instructions or the verdicts. The Court will instruct about depositions when it comes up during trial. Counsel should consider a counter-proposal on opening statements. Twenty minutes a side Monday afternoon to sketch the whole; then five minutes a side, first thing every morning each day thereafter, to explain the witnesses and proof expected that day. If not, we'll have thirty minute openings on Monday previ ously ordered. Counsel should also consider letting the jurors ask questions. This proposal is subject to unanimous consent. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 3/31/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4)(jak)

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