Hazeli v. Pirnia et al
MEMORANDUM/ORDER setting dates for Trial and Pretrial submissions. Signed by Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day on 10/3/2016. (c/m 10/3/16 CH/aos, Deputy Clerk)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MAR YLAND
6500 CHERR YWOOD LANE
GREENBELT. MARYLAND 20770
CHARLES B. DA Y
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
FAX (301) 344-0394
October 3, 2016
Via Electronic Filing and Regular Mail
Andrew Charles Aitken, Esquire
Aitken Law Offices
P.O. Box 1810
Wheaton, MD 20915
Charles M Maynard, Esquire
Law Offices of Charles M Maynard LLC
401 E Jefferson St Ste 208
Rockville, MD 20850
Ms. Mansoureh Pirnia
14900 Talking Rock Court, Suite B
Potomac, Maryland 20878
Subject: Reza Hazeli v. Mehriran Publishing Co .. et al.
Civil No. CBD-15-1690
Dear Counsel and Ms. Pirnia:
As stated on the record at today's hearing, the following deadlines now apply in this
matter. Dispositive Motions are to be filed on or before October 7, 2016. Per Defendants'
representations in open court, no opposition will be filed. Defendants are required to file
Amended Answers to the Complaint on or before October 7. 2016. The parties shall noti!)' the
Court if they would like this matter to be referred to another Magistrate Judge for a settlement
conference. All parties have waived their right to ajury trial.
This case is scheduled for one-day bench trial beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday,
Fchruary 3 2017. On or before January 20, 2017, the parties arc instructed to provide their
respective proposed findings of fact and conclusions oflaw, and a copy of all exhibits in an
exhibit binder for the bench. The documents in the exhibit binder should be pre-marked and with
Motions in limine are to be filed on or before January 6, 2017. Opposition to motions in
limine are to be filed on or before ,January 20, 2017. Similarly, the deadline for raising a
Daubert challenge to the admissibility of expert evidence is January 6, 2017, a worksheet is
attached for your use. Opposition to said challenges are to be filed on or before, January 20,
Hazeli v. Mehriran Publishing, et a/.
October 3, 2016
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Despite the informal nature of this letter, it is nonetheless an order of the Court and the
Clerk is directed to docket it as such.
aries B. Day
United States Magistrate Judge
Name of Expert Challenged.
Brief summary of opinion(s) challenged (if more than one, designate separately),
including reference to the source of the opinion (i.e., Rule 26(a)(2)(B) disclosure,
deposition transcript references, interrogatory answers). Attach highlighted copy of
source materials as exhibit.
Briefly describe methodology/reasoning used by expert to reach each opinion which is
challenged. Include reference to source of challenged methodology/reasoning, and attach
a highlighted copy as an exhibit.
Briefly describe the basis for the challenge to the reasoning/methodology used by the
expert (for example, methodology unreliable; methodology reliable, but not valid for
application to this case; failure to use standardized or accepted methodology (for
example, with a standardized test); etc.) Attach a highlighted copy of affidavit or other
source material supporting challenge to methodology/reasoning as an exhibit.
Is the challenged methodology/reasoning subject to a known or potential error rate? If so,
briefly describe it, and attach a highlighted copy of any relevant source material as an
Summarize relevant peer review materials relating to methodology/reasoning
and attach a highlighted copy of any relevant source material as an exhibit.
If the challenge to the opinion is based upon a contention that the methodology/reasoning
has not been generally accepted within the relevant scientific or technical community,
briefly explain the basis for this contention. Attach highlighted copy of any relevant
supporting materials as an exhibit.
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