Hopkins et al v. Universal Underwriters Insurance Company

Filing 15

ORDER Setting Trial and Trial Preparation Conference. Six-day Jury Trial set to commence on 10/15/2012 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom A 702 before Judge R. Brooke Jackson. Trial Preparation Conference set for 9/28/2012 at 01:30 PM before Judge R. Brooke Jackson, by Judge R. Brooke Jackson on 10/25/11. (lsw, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Honorable R. Brooke Jackson Civil Action No. 11-cv-02005-RBK-MJW STEPHEN HOPKINS and ADVANCED DESIGN AUTO BODY, INC., Plaintiffs, v. UNIVERSAL UNDERWRITERS INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant. ORDER SETTING TRIAL AND TRIAL PREPARATION CONFERENCE This matter has been scheduled for a six-day jury trial on the docket of Judge R. Brooke Jackson in the U.S. District Courthouse, Courtroom A702, 7th Floor, 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado, to commence on October 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. A Trial Preparation Conference is set for September 28, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Counsel who will try the case shall attend in person. Fourteen days before the trial preparation conference, counsel and any pro se party shall submit proposed jury instructions and verdict forms. The jury instructions shall identify the source of the instruction and supporting authority, e.g. § 103, Fed. Jury Practice, O’Malley, Grenig, and Lee (5th ed.). The parties shall submit their instructions and verdict forms both via CM/ECF and by electronic mail to jackson_chambers@cod.uscourts.gov in Word format. Verdict forms shall be submitted in a separate file from jury instructions. Within the jury instruction file, each jury instruction shall begin on a new page. Each instruction should be numbered (e.g., “Plaintiff’s Instruction No. 1”) for purposes of making a record at the jury instruction conference. The parties shall attempt to stipulate to the jury instructions, particularly “stock” instructions and verdict forms. In diversity cases where Colorado law applies, please submit instructions and verdict forms that conform to CJI-Civ 4th. Seven days before the trial preparation conference, the parties shall file via CM/ECF (1) their witness lists; and (2) their exhibit lists. Forms of the witness and exhibit lists are found at http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/Judges/Judges.aspx. Please add at least ten additional blank rows at the end of the exhibit list to accommodate any additional exhibits that may be introduced at trial. To the extent the deadlines and other provisions of this order conflict with this Court’s Practice Standards, this order shall control. The parties shall be prepared to address the following issues at the Trial Preparation Conference: 1) jury selection; 2) sequestration of witnesses; 3) timing of presentation of witnesses and evidence; 4) anticipated evidentiary issues; 5) any stipulations as to fact; and 6) any other issue affecting the duration or course of the trial. DATED this 25th day October, 2011. BY THE COURT: ___________________________________ R. Brooke Jackson United States District Judge

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