Dickerson et al v. Cal Waste Solutions et al

Filing 124

REMINDER NOTICE OF UPCOMING TRIAL (10/19/2009 AT 7:30 AM) AND FINAL PRETRIAL CONFEENCE (9/28/2009 AT 2:00 PM). Signed by Judge William Alsup on 6/12/2009. (whasec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/12/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 REGINALD DICKERSON, LLOYD HALL, BRANDON REED, and HARRISON BROWN, Plaintiffs, v. CAL WASTE SOLUTIONS, JIMMY DUONG, RUTH LIU, OSCAR RAMIREZ, STAN BEAL, RICH GROGAN, and DOES 150, Defendants. / IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California No. C 08-03773 WHA 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 REMINDER NOTICE OF UPCOMING TRIAL AND FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE This notice serves as a friendly reminder that this case remains set for a FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE on SEPTEMBER 28, 2009, at 2:00 P.M., with a JURY TRIAL on OCTOBER 19, 2009, AT 7:30 A.M. Please consult the existing case management order and review and follow all standing guidelines and orders of the undersigned for civil cases on the Court's website at http://www.cand.uscourts.gov. Continuances will rarely be granted. The final pretrial conference will be an important event, for it will be there that the shape of the upcoming trial will be determined, including in limine orders, time limits and exhibit mechanics. Lead trial counsel must attend. To avoid any misunderstanding with respect to the final pretrial conference and trial, the Court wishes to emphasize that all filings and appearances must be made -- on pain of dismissal, default or other sanction -- unless and until a dismissal fully resolving the case is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 received. It will not be enough to inform the clerk that a settlement in principle has been reached or to lodge a partially executed settlement agreement or to lodge a fully executed agreement (or dismissal) that resolves less than the entire case. Where, however, a fully-executed and unconditional settlement agreement clearly and fully disposing of the entire case is lodged reasonably in advance of the pretrial conference or trial and only a ministerial act remains, the Court will arrange a telephone conference to work out an alternate procedure pending a formal dismissal. In order to evaluate whether the Court can be of further ADR assistance, please file a joint report within fourteen days of service of this order describing the progress and status of your ADR efforts to date and any further ADR recommendations by the parties. In this case, the Court wishes to consider the following additional trial procedures and desires that counsel meet and confer and reach a stipulation concerning whether and how to use them: 1. 2. 3. Scheduling opposing experts so as to appear in successive order; Giving preliminary instructions on the law; Allowing limited pre-closing deliberations (as per, e.g., Rule 39 United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure); and 4. Allowing each side fifteen minutes of opening/argument time to be used during the evidence time (in addition to normal opening statement and closing argument). Please present the results of your stipulation (or not) in the joint pretrial conference submissions. Dated: June 12, 2009. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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