Cortez v. Global Ground Support, LLC et al

Filing 95

ORDER by Judge Samuel Conti granting 78 Motion to Allow Jury View of the Vehicle (sclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/15/2010)

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Cortez v. Global Ground Support, LLC et al Doc. 95 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) ) GLOBAL GROUND SUPPORT, LLC, AIR T, ) INC., and DOES 1-10, inclusive, ) ) ) Defendants. ) JESUS CORTEZ, Case No. 09-4138 SC ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO ALLOW JURY VIEW OF THE VEHICLE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 In this action, Plaintiff Jesus Cortez ("Plaintiff") claims he was injured due to the design of a vehicle designed, marketed, and manufactured by Defendants Global Ground Support, LLC ("Global") and Air T, Inc. ("Air T") (collectively, "Defendants"). No. 1 Ex. A ("Compl."). See ECF Now before the Court is Defendants' Motion ECF No. 78 ("Mot."). to allow jury view of this vehicle. Plaintiff filed an Opposition, ECF No. 83 ("Opp'n"), and Defendants filed a Reply, ECF No. 91 ("Reply"). The vehicle in question is a "scissor lift" -- a truck with a truck bed that can be raised vertically to interface with the doors of commercial aircraft so equipment can be transported to and from the aircrafts. See Compl. The vehicle is "a registered motor Mot. at 4. vehicle that can legally be driven on public streets." Having considered the papers submitted, the Court GRANTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For the Northern District of California Defendants' Motion.1 The Court finds that allowing the jury to view the vehicle would enhance their ability to find the facts in this case. Defendants shall provide the logistical coordination of the jury view in a manner acceptable to the Court; the viewing must not create undue delay or lead to the inefficient use of trial time. If the viewing proves to be impracticable, a video of the The operation of the vehicle shall be admissible as evidence. parties should be prepared to discuss the details of how and when the jury will view the vehicle at the January 7, 2010 Pretrial Conference. United States District Court 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 15, 2010 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE It is incumbent upon Defendants to make all necessary arrangements with the U.S. General Services Administration ("GSA") and the U.S. Marshals Service for the viewing to be performed on the apron of the U.S. Courthouse at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California. 2

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