Deed Research, Inc. v. Willis of Minnesota, Inc. et al
AMENDED FINAL PROGRESSION ORDER granting 31 Joint Stipulation to Amend Final Progression Order. Final Pretrial Conference set for 3/15/2013 at 10:00 AM in Chambers before Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. Jury Trial set for 4/8/2013 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 5, Roman L. Hruska Federal Courthouse, 111 South 18th Plaza, Omaha, NE before Senior Judge Lyle E. Strom. Ordered by Senior Judge Lyle E. Strom. (TCL )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
DEED RESEARCH, INC., doing,
business as DRI Title & Escrow, a
WILLIS OF MINNESOTA, INC., doing
business as Willis of Nebraska, a
foreign corporation, and CAROLINE
KRUEGER, an individual,
FINAL PROGRESSION ORDER
This matter is before the court on the Joint Stipulation to Amend Final Progression
Order (Filing No. 31).
IT IS ORDERED:
Mandatory Disclosures. The mandatory disclosures described in Fed. R.
Civ. P. 26(a)(1) shall be completed by January 13, 2012.
Discovery Deadline. All discovery, whether or not intended to be used at
trial, shall be completed by September 13, 2012.
All interrogatories, requests for
admission and requests for production or inspection, whether or not they are intended to
be used at trial, shall be served sufficiently early to allow rule time response before that
date. Counsel may stipulate to extensions of time to respond to discovery requests in
accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 29, as amended, but such extensions shall not extend any
of the dates in this order; any requests for extensions of any of the deadlines herein shall
be made by appropriate motion and order. Expert discovery shall be completed by
November 9, 2012.
Limits on Discovery. Each party is limited to serving twenty-five (25)
interrogatories, including subparts, on any other party. Each party is limited to taking ten
(10) depositions in this case, excluding expert depositions, without leave of court.
Depositions shall be limited by Rule 30(d)(1).
Disclosure of Expert Witnesses.1 On or before September 14, 2012, the
plaintiff shall identify all expert witnesses and shall serve the defendant with the statement
required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) regarding each expert witness it expects to call to
testify at trial pursuant to the provisions of Rule 702, 703 or 705, Fed. Rules of Evidence.
On or before October 12, 2012, the defendant shall identify all expert witnesses and shall
serve the plaintiff with the statement required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) regarding each
expert witness it expects to call to testify at trial pursuant to the provisions of Rules 702,
703, or 705, Federal Rules of Evidence. If necessary to refute the disclosed opinions of an
expert witness of an opponent, a party may disclose additional expert witnesses not later
than October 19, 2012 , provided that the disclosing party then provides all of the
information described in Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 26(a)(2) and makes the expert witness
available for deposition prior to the date set for completion of deposition. Supplementation
of these disclosures, if originally made prior to these deadlines, shall be made on these
deadlines as to any information for which supplementation is addressed in Fed. R. Civ. P.
26(e). The testimony of the expert at trial shall be limited to the information disclosed in
accordance with this paragraph.
Pretrial Disclosures: Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3), each party shall
provide to all other parties the following information regarding the evidence that it may
present at trial other than solely for impeachment purposes as soon as practicable but not
later than the date specified:
Nonexpert Witnesses - 30 days prior to deposition deadline: The name,
address and telephone number of each witness, separately identifying those
Generally, a treating physician shall not be deemed to be “retained or specially employed to provide expert
testimony in a case” within the meaning of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B), but a treating physician must be identified
pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(A).
whom the party expects to present and those whom the party may call if the
Deposition Testimony and Discovery - 5 days before final pretrial
conference: 1) The portions of each deposition, designated by page and
line, that it intends to offer and 2) each discovery response of another party
it intends to offer. Such designations and any objections thereto shall also
be included in the final pretrial conference order. See NELR 16.2.
Trial Exhibits - 5 working days before final pretrial conference: A list of
all exhibits it expects to offer by providing a numbered listing and permitting
examination of such exhibits.
The parties shall also designate on the list
those exhibits it may offer only if the need arises.
Waiver of Objections: Any objections to the use of witnesses, deposition
designations, discovery responses, or exhibits shall be listed in the pretrial
order. Failure to list objections (except those under Fed. R. Evid. 402 and
403) shall be deemed waived, unless excused by the court for good cause
Filing of Disclosures: The filing of pretrial disclosures required by Fed. R.
Civ. P. 26(a)(3) shall be deemed filed at the time of the filing of the Order on
Final Pretrial Conference in this matter.
Expert Witness Testimony. Any motion challenging the qualifications of an
expert or the admissibility of testimony of an expert witness under Rule 702, Fed. Rules of
Evidence shall be filed not later than November 16, 2012, in the absence of which any
objection based upon said rule shall be deemed waived. See Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. v.
Carmichael, 526 U.S. 137 (1999); Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U.S.
Rule 104 Hearings. Any pretrial motion which will require an evidentiary
hearing pursuant to Fed. R. Evid. 104 shall be filed not later than five (5) working days
following the deadline for the completion of depositions.
In addition, if the requested hearing involves a Daubert - Kumho question regarding
an expert, the expert’s disclosure under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(2)(2)(A)&(B) must be submitted
to Judge Strom’s chambers when the motion is filed.
Absence of a request for a hearing may be deemed waiver of the right to a
hearing. A brief in support and all material regarding the requested hearing must be
delivered to Judge Strom’s chambers when the Rule 104 hearing motion is filed. Opposing
parties are given ten (10) days thereafter to deliver briefs in opposition.
All motions for summary judgment shall be filed on or before December 14,
2012. See NELR 56.1 and 7.1.
The Final Pretrial Conference is set for March 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
before Magistrate Thomas D. Thalken, in chambers, Suite 2271, Roman L. Hruska United
States Courthouse, 111 South 18th Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska. The final pretrial conference
shall be attended by lead counsel for represented parties. Counsel shall complete prior to
the pretrial conference, all items as directed in NELR 16.2. By the time of the pretrial
conference, full preparation for trial shall have been made so that trial may begin at any
time during the session indicated below.
All other provisions of parties joint planning conference report not addressed
in this order shall be deemed submitted and adopted by the Court.
Trial is set to commence at 9:00 a.m. on April 8, 2013, in Omaha, Nebraska,
before the Honorable Lyle E. Strom and a jury.
Adding Parties; Amending Pleadings. Any motions to add parties or to
amend pleadings to this action for the plaintiff shall be filed on or before March 3, 2012;
any motions to add parties or to amend pleadings in this action for defendant shall be filed
on or before April 6, 2012.
Motions to Alter Dates. All requests for changes of date settings shall be
directed to the undersigned judge by appropriate motion.
DATED this 27th day of June, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
s/ LYLE E. STROM
United States District Judge
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