M.G. v. Contra Costa County et al

Filing 33

REMINDER NOTICE OF UPCOMING TRIAL (3/25/2013) AND FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE (3/18/2013 at 2:00 PM). Signed by Judge William Alsup on 1/8/2013. (whasec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/8/2013)

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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 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 M.G., by and through his guardian ad litem, LASHAN GOODWIN, No. C 11-04853 WHA Plaintiff, 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 v. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, a municipal corporation, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, a municipal corporation, DAVID LIVINGSTON, in his capacity as Sheriff for Contra Costa County, and DOES 1–100, inclusive, individually, and in their capacities as sheriffs for Contra Costa County, REMINDER NOTICE OF UPCOMING TRIAL AND FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE Defendants. / 19 20 21 This notice serves as a friendly reminder that this case remains set for a FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE on MARCH 18, 2013, at 2:00 P.M., with a JURY TRIAL on MARCH 25, 22 2013. Please consult the existing case management order and review and follow all standing 23 guidelines and orders of the undersigned for civil cases on the Court’s website at 24 http://www.cand.uscourts.gov. Continuances will rarely be granted. 25 The final pretrial conference will be an important event, for it will be there that the 26 shape of the upcoming trial will be determined, including in limine orders, time limits and 27 exhibit mechanics. Lead trial counsel must attend. 28 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 1 dismissal, default or other sanction — unless and until a dismissal fully resolving the case is 2 received. It will not be enough to inform the clerk that a settlement in principle has been 3 reached or to lodge a partially executed settlement agreement or to lodge a fully executed 4 agreement (or dismissal) that resolves less than the entire case. Where, however, a 5 fully-executed and unconditional settlement agreement clearly and fully disposing of the entire 6 case is lodged reasonably in advance of the pretrial conference or trial and only a ministerial act 7 remains, the Court will arrange a status conference to work out an alternate procedure pending a 8 formal dismissal. 9 counteroffers or dollar amounts). 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 offers, In this case, the Court wishes to consider the following additional trial procedures and 12 desires that counsel meet and confer and reach a stipulation concerning whether and how to use 13 them: 14 1. Scheduling opposing experts so as to appear in successive order; 15 2. Giving preliminary instructions on the law; 16 3. Allowing limited pre-closing deliberations (as per, e.g., Rule 39 of 17 the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure); and 18 4. Allowing each side fifteen minutes of opening/argument time to be 19 used during the evidence time (in addition to normal opening statement and 20 closing argument). 21 Please present the results of your stipulation (or not) in the joint pretrial conference 22 submissions. 23 24 25 26 Dated: January 8, 2013. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 27 28 2

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