Sprinkle v. Robinson, et al
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 8/10/2017 ORDERING, within 28 days, the parties shall submit a joint pretrial statement in accordance with the requirements of LR 281 and this order. Pretrial conference (as described in LR 282) will be conducted on the file only, without appearance by either party. The date for jury trial before the district judge will be set in the pretrial order.(Yin, K)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
MARK WAYNE SPRINKLE,
No. 2:02-cv-1563-JAM-EFB P
ORDER DIRECTING FILING OF PRETRIAL
LEON ROBINSON, et al.,
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding with counsel in an action brought under 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983. This action is ready to proceed to trial. Accordingly, the parties shall file pretrial
statements in accordance with Local Rule 281 and this order.
Notwithstanding Local Rule 281, the parties shall submit a joint pretrial statement not
later than 28 days from the date of this order. The joint pretrial statement shall conform to the
requirements of Local Rule 281(b). The undisputed facts and disputed factual issues shall be set
forth in two separate sections. The parties should identify those facts which are relevant to each
separate cause of action. In this regard, the parties are to number each individual fact or factual
issue. Where the parties are unable to agree as to what factual issues are properly before the court
for trial, they should nevertheless list in the section on “DISPUTED FACTUAL ISSUES” all
issues asserted by any of the parties and explain by parenthetical the controversy concerning each
issue. The parties should keep in mind that, in general, each fact should relate or correspond to an
element of the relevant cause of action. The parties should also keep in mind that the purpose of
listing the disputed factual issues is to apprise the court and all parties about the precise issues
that will be litigated at trial. The court is not interested in a listing of all evidentiary facts
underlying the issues that are in dispute. The joint statement of undisputed facts and disputed
factual issues is to be filed with the court concurrently with the filing of the joint pretrial
Pursuant to Local Rule 281(b)(10) and (11), the parties are required to provide in their
pretrial statement a list of witnesses and exhibits that they propose to proffer at trial, no matter for
what purpose. These lists shall not be contained in the pretrial statement itself, but shall be
attached as separate documents to be used as addenda to the final pretrial order. Plaintiff’s
exhibits shall be listed numerically; defendant’s exhibits shall be listed alphabetically. The
pretrial order will contain a stringent standard for the proffering of witnesses and exhibits at trial
not listed in the pretrial order. Counsel are cautioned that the standard will be strictly applied.
On the other hand, the listing of exhibits or witnesses which counsel do not intend or use will be
viewed as an abuse of the court’s processes.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Within 28 days of the date of this order, the parties shall submit a joint pretrial
statement in accordance with the requirements of Local Rule 281 and this order.
2. Pretrial conference (as described in Local Rule 282) will be conducted on the file only,
without appearance by either party.
3. The date for jury trial before the district judge will be set in the pretrial order.
DATED: August 10, 2017.
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