S&C Electric Company v. Contreras

Filing 61

AMENDED REMINDER NOTICE OF UPCOMING TRIAL (1/9/2012) AND FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE (12/19/2011 at 2:00 PM). Signed by Judge William Alsup on 12/9/2011. (whasec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/9/2011)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 S&C ELECTRIC COMPANY, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 Plaintiff, v. 17 AMENDED REMINDER NOTICE OF UPCOMING TRIAL AND FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE EDWARD CONTRERAS, Defendant. / 15 16 No. C 11-00383 WHA This notice serves as a friendly reminder that this case remains set for a FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE on DECEMBER 19, 2011, at 2:00 P.M., with a JURY TRIAL on 18 JANUARY 9, 2012. Please consult the existing case management order and review and follow 19 all standing guidelines and orders of the undersigned for civil cases on the Court’s website at 20 http://www.cand.uscourts.gov. Continuances will rarely be granted. 21 The final pretrial conference will be an important event, for it will be there that the 22 shape of the upcoming trial will be determined, including in limine orders, time limits and 23 exhibit mechanics. Lead trial counsel must attend. 24 To avoid any misunderstanding with respect to the final pretrial conference and trial, 25 the Court wishes to emphasize that all filings and appearances must be made — on pain of 26 dismissal, default or other sanction — unless and until a dismissal fully resolving the case is 27 received. It will not be enough to inform the clerk that a settlement in principle has been 28 reached or to lodge a partially executed settlement agreement or to lodge a fully executed 1 agreement (or dismissal) that resolves less than the entire case. Where, however, a 2 fully-executed and unconditional settlement agreement clearly and fully disposing of the entire 3 case is lodged reasonably in advance of the pretrial conference or trial and only a ministerial 4 act remains, the Court will arrange a status conference to work out an alternate procedure 5 pending a formal dismissal. 6 7 8 9 offers, counteroffers or dollar amounts). 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: 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Please state whether the Court can be of further ADR assistance (but avoid stating 1. Scheduling opposing experts so as to appear in successive order; 12 2. Giving preliminary instructions on the law; 13 3. Allowing limited pre-closing deliberations (as per, e.g., Rule 39 14 of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure); and 15 4. Allowing each side fifteen minutes of opening/argument time to 16 be used during the evidence time (in addition to normal opening statement and 17 closing argument). 18 Please present the results of your stipulation (or not) in the joint pretrial conference 19 submissions. 20 21 22 23 Dated: December 9, 2011. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 24 25 26 27 28 2

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