Lasher et al v. Wells Fargo & Company et al
AMENDED ORDER SETTING FINAL SCHEDULE FOR PROGRESSION OF CASE. The defendant's Motion for Continuance of Trial Date 79 is granted. Pretrial Conference set for 9/18/2015 at 10:00 AM in Chambers before Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. Jury Trial set for 10/20/2015 in Omaha, NE before Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. (JSF)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
LAURA LASHER, et al.,
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
SETTING FINAL SCHEDULE
FOR PROGRESSION OF CASE
This matter comes before the court on the defendant’s Motion for Continuance of
Trial Date (Filing No. 79).
The defendant seeks a continuance of trial pending
resolution of the parties’ motions for summary judgment (Filing Nos. 52, 59).
plaintiffs filed a brief (Filing No. 80) opposing the motion. Upon consideration and for
good cause shown,
IT IS ORDERED:
The defendant’s Motion for Continuance of Trial Date (Filing No. 79) is
granted as set forth herein.
Pretrial Disclosures.1 Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3), each party
shall serve opposing counsel and file a redacted version as applicable with the following
information regarding the evidence it may present at trial other than solely for
impeachment purposes as soon as practicable but not later than the date specified:
Trial Exhibits - On or before September 4, 2015: A list of all
exhibits it expects to offer by providing a numbered listing and permitting
examination of such exhibits, designating on the list those exhibits it may offer
only if the need arises.
Waiver of Objections: Any and all objections to the use of the
witnesses, deposition testimony, discovery responses, or exhibits disclosed
pursuant to the above subparagraphs, including any objection pursuant to Fed.
In accordance with the E-Government Act, counsel shall, on witness lists, exhibits, and other disclosures
and/or documents filed with the court, redact social security numbers, home addresses, phone numbers,
and other personally identifying information of witnesses, but shall serve an unredacted version on
opposing parties. See NECivR 5.3.
R. Civ. P. 32(a) that a deponent is available to testify at the trial, shall be made a
part of the pretrial order. Failure to list objections (except those under Fed. R.
Evid. 402 and 403) is a waiver of such objections, unless excused by the court
for good cause shown.
Motions in Limine. Any motions in limine shall be filed on or before
September 11, 2015.
The Final Pretrial Conference with the undersigned magistrate judge is
set for September 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. 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 NECivR 16.2.2 By the
time of the pretrial conference, full preparation for trial shall have been made so that trial
may begin immediately thereafter. The pretrial conference will include a discussion of
settlement, and counsel shall be prepared through investigation, discovery and
communication with clients and insurers, if any, to discuss fully the subject of
settlement, including realistic expectations about liability, obstacles to agreement, offers
made, and offers which can be made at the conference. Counsel shall be prepared to
make additional offers or proposals for settlement in behalf of their clients at the pretrial
conference, and counsel shall be prepared to make or opine on recommendations for
further negotiations and conferences.
Not later than two weeks prior to trial, plaintiff or plaintiff’s counsel
shall serve on defendant or defendant’s counsel a written, updated settlement
proposal. Defendant or defendant’s counsel shall respond in writing to such
proposal not later than one week before trial.
In the event the parties mediate their dispute, notice of the
mediation shall be given to the staff of the magistrate judge’s office. The filing of
a mediation reference order will terminate pending motions, without prejudice to
refiling. If the mediation is not successful, the moving party may reinstate such a
All personal information should be redacted from the public version of the order and/or attachments
filed with the clerk. See NECivR 5.3.
motion by filing a written notice to that effect, and the other parties may respond
in accordance with the local rules, regarding the date of the notice as reinstating
the response/reply time that remained as of the date the mediation reference
order was filed.
Notice of settlement shall be given to the trial judge’s office as soon
as practicable but in any event in time to avoid summoning a jury. If a case
settles and notice of settlement is not given in sufficient time to avoid summoning
a jury, assessment of jury costs may -- and normally will -- be made against a
party and/or counsel for one or more of the parties.
For purposes of this
paragraph, a jury is considered summoned for a trial at noon the business day
prior to the designated date of trial.
Trial is set to commence, at the court’s call, during the week of October
20, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska, before the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp and a jury for
four to five days.
Unless otherwise ordered, jury selection shall be at the
commencement of trial.
Motions to alter dates. All requests for changes of deadlines or settings
established herein shall be directed to the magistrate judge by appropriate motion,
including all requests for changes of trial dates. Such motions shall not be considered
in the absence of a showing by counsel of due diligence in the timely development of
this case for trial and the recent development of circumstances, unanticipated prior to
the filing of the motion, which require that additional time be allowed.
Dated this 24th day of June, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Thomas D. Thalken
United States Magistrate Judge
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