Leprino Foods Co v. Factory Mutual Ins
Minute Entry - Courtroom Minutes for Jury Trial Day 3 held on 2/11/2009 before Judge Richard P. Matsch. ORDERED: Plaintiff's renewed Rule 50 Motion is denied. 211 Defendant's written Rule 50 Motion is denied. (Attachments: # 1 Clerk 39;s Record Plaintiff's Exhibits, # 2 Clerk's Record Defendant's Exhibits, # 3 Plaintiff's Juror Index of Exhibits, # 4 Defendant's Juror Index of Exhibits, # 5 Plaintiff's Exhibit 22 Re: Offer of Proof, # 6 Plaintiff's Exhibit 28 Re: Offer of Proof, # 7 Defendant's Refused Jury Instruction 6) (Reporter FTR - K. Terasaki)(rpmcd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Senior District Judge Richard P. Matsch Date: February 11, 2009 Courtroom Deputy: J. Chris Smith FTR Technician: Kathy Terasaki ____________________________________________________________________________ Civil Action No. 02-cv-01559-RPM-BNB LEPRINO FOODS COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. FACTORY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Russell E. Yates Matthew S. Mersfelder Defendant. Scott P. Baker ____________________________________________________________________________ COURTROOM MINUTES ____________________________________________________________________________ Trial to Jury Day Three 9:00 a.m. Court in session. Michael A. Pope John C. Nemeth William C. Brittan Michael W. Weaver
Plaintiff and defendant's client representatives James Leprino, Richard Russeth and Kevin Brekka present. Jurors present. 9:01 a.m. Argument by Mr. Pope regarding Court's previous ruling on plaintiff's motion in limine to exclude evidence of litigation involving Gress .
Court states plaintiff permitted to ask witness whether there was litigation between Leprino and Gress. Plaintiff's Exhibits 28 and 22 offered, (as part of plaintiff's offer of proof by Mr. Pope), and denied. Defendant's Argument by Mr. Mersfelder regarding proposed jury instruction 6 and request to change a word in the proposed verdict form. Defendant's proposed instruction 6 is rejected and request to change verdict form to use the word "all" is denied. Jurors present.
February 11, 2009 02-cv-01559-RPM-BNB Court's statement to jurors regarding the health condition of the excused juror. 9:09 a.m. Defendant's witness, Glenn Gress, sworn.
Direct examination of Mr. Gress by Mr. Baker. Defendant's Exhibits C-1 and G identified, offered and received. Reference to Defendant's demonstrative exhibit diagram of Gress Warehouse. Defendant's Exhibit D-1 1 identified, offered and plaintiff's objection sustained. Reference to Plaintiff's Exhibit 23 (photographs 5, 12 and 8). Reference to defendant's demonstrative exhibit G-1. Court instructs jurors Jurors excused. 10:21 a.m. 10:36 a.m. Court in recess. Court in session.
Jurors present. 10:39 a.m. Cross examination of Mr. Gress by Mr. Pope.
Reference to Plaintiff's Exhibit 23 (photographs 12 and 8). 10:58 a.m. 11:04 a.m. 11:07 a.m. Redirect examination of Mr. Gress by Mr. Baker. Recross examination of Mr. Gress by Mr. Pope. Defendant's witness, Mark Young, sworn.
Direct examination of Dr. Young by Mr. Yates. 11:52 a.m. Cross examination of Dr. Young by Mr. Brittan.
Plaintiff's Exhibit 24-1 identified, offered and defendant's objection (further foundation required). Remaining Photographs of Plaintiff's Exhibit 23 received. Plaintiff's Exhibits 24-2 and 24-3 identified, offered and received. Reference to Plaintiff's Exhibit 30. 12:31 p.m. Redirect examination of Mr. Young by Mr. Yates.
Defendant rests. Mr. Pope states no rebuttal evidence. Evidence closed.
February 11, 2009 02-cv-01559-RPM-BNB Court instructs jurors. Jurors excused. Plaintiff's renewed Rule 50 Motion by Mr. Pope. ORDERED: Plaintiff's renewed Rule 50 Motion is denied.
Defendant's Rule 50 Motion by Mr. Yates. ORDERED: Defendant's written Rule 50 Motion is denied.
Discussion regarding scheduling. 12:38 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Court in recess. Court in session.
Jurors present. 2:02 p.m. 2:16 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 2:57 p.m. Plaintiff's closing argument by Mr. Pope. Defendant's closing argument by Mr. Yates. Plaintiff's rebuttal argument by Mr. Pope. Court reads jury instructions to jurors.
Court Security Officer sworn. Court instructs jurors. Jurors excused to begin deliberations. Counsel state there are no new objections to the jury instructions. Court states all previous objections to the jury instructions are renewed and incorporated herein as part of the record. 3:20 p.m. 4:56 p.m. Court in recess. Court in session.
Court states it will bring the jurors back into the courtroom to recess deliberations for the night. Jurors present. Court instructs jurors.
February 11, 2009 02-cv-01559-RPM-BNB Jurors excused until 9:00 a.m. February 12, 2009. 5:06 p.m. Court in recess.
Clerk's Note: Clerk's Record of Plaintiff's and Defendant's Exhibits, Indexes of Plaintiff's and Defendant's Received Exhibits, Plaintiff's Exhibits 22 and 28 as part of its "Offer of Proof" and defendant's refused instruction 6 are attached.
Trial continued. Total time: 5 hrs. 8 min.
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