ACI Worldwide Corp. v. MasterCard Technologies, LLC et al
FIFTH AMENDED ORDER SETTING FINAL PROGRESSION OF CASE - This matter is before the Court on ACI Worldwide Corp.'s Unopposed Motion Regarding Fifth Amended Order Setting Final Progression of Case (Filing 232 ). The Court finds that the progress ion schedule proposed by ACI should be adopted, in part. Jury Trial set for 10/18/2016 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 2, Roman L. Hruska Federal Courthouse, 111 South 18th Plaza, Omaha, NE before Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp. Pretrial Conference set for 9/16/2016 at 09:30 AM in Chambers before Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. Ordered by Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. (GJG)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
ACI WORLDWIDE CORP.,
LLC and MASTERCARD
CASE NO. 8:14-CV-00031-LSC-FG3
FIFTH AMENDED ORDER SETTING
FINAL PROGRESSION OF CASE
This matter is before the Court on ACI Worldwide Corp.’s Unopposed Motion Regarding
Fifth Amended Order Setting Final Progression of Case (Filing 232). The Court finds that the
progression schedule proposed by ACI should be adopted, in part.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the provisions of the Court’s earlier, initial
progression order (Filing 39) remain in effect, and the deadlines set forth in the amended
progression order (Filing 125), second amended progression order (Filing 179), third amended
progression order (Filing 191), and fourth amended progression order (Filing 195) remain
unchanged, except where amended by the following:
1. Motions for Summary Judgment. Motions for summary judgment shall be filed not
later than Tuesday, July 5, 2016. See NECivR 56.1 and 7.0.1.
2. Deposition Limitation. The parties stipulation in the Rule 26(f) Report (Filing No. 38)
regarding Rule 30(b)(6) and expert depositions is unaffected by this order. (See Filing No.
38, p.33). Further, Plaintiff may take fifteen (15) fact witness depositions, and the
Defendants collectively may take fifteen (15) fact witness depositions.
3. Discovery Deadlines:
a. Non-Expert Deposition Deadline. All non-expert depositions, whether or not
they are intended to be used at trial, shall be completed by Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
b. Expert Deposition Deadline. All expert depositions, whether or not they are
intended to be used at trial, shall be completed by Monday, July 18, 2016.
c. Written Discovery Deadline. All interrogatories, requests for admission and
requests for production or inspection, whether or not they are intended to be used at trial,
shall be completed by Monday, February 1, 2016. Counsel may stipulate to extensions
of time to respond to discovery requests in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 29, but such
extensions shall not extend any of the dates in this order; any request to extend the
deadlines of this order shall be sought by motion.
d. Discovery Motions. Discovery motions shall be filed not later than Monday,
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 as to matters which are then ripe for decision; discovery matters
arising after that date may be the subject of motions until the deposition deadline.
Counsel are reminded of the provisions of NECivR 7.0.1(i).
4. Disclosure of Expert Witnesses. 1 Each plaintiff, counter-claimant, and cross-claimant
shall, as soon as practicable but not later than Tuesday, May 3, 2016, serve all opposing
parties 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. Each defendant, counter-defendant, and cross-defendant
shall serve its statement of the expert witnesses it expects to call to testify pursuant to Rule
702, 703 or 705, Fed. Rules of Evidence, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) as soon
thereafter as practicable, but not later than Monday, June 6, 2016. If necessary to refute
the disclosed opinions of an expert witness of an opponent, a plaintiff, counter-claimant, or
cross-claimant may disclose additional expert witnesses not later than Monday, July 4,
2016, 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 depositions. 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.
5. Pretrial Disclosures. 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:
a. Nonexpert Witnesses – A pleading disclosing the name, address and telephone
number 2 of each witness, separately identifying those whom the party expects to present
A treating physician must be identified pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(A), but a treating
physician is not deemed to be "retained or specially employed to provide expert testimony in a
case" so as to require a written report under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B).
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, telephone numbers, and other personally identifying information of witnesses, but
and those whom the party may call if the need arises shall be served and filed on or
before Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
b. Deposition Testimony and Discovery - The designation of discovery testimony
and discovery responses intended to be utilized at trial is not required for this case.
Motions to require such designations may be filed not later than fifteen (15) days prior
to the deposition deadline.
c. Trial Exhibits - 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 shall be served and filed on or before Wednesday,
September 14, 2016.
d. 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. 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.
6. Motions in Limine.
a. Motions in limine challenging the admissibility of expert testimony at trial under
Fed. R. Evid. 702, see Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. v. Carmichael, 526 U.S. 137 (1999), and
Daubert v. Merrell-Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U.S. 579 (1993), shall be filed no later
than Wednesday, September 14, 2016 and accompanied by a request for a hearing if
necessary. Failure to timely move for a hearing may constitute waiver of the request for a
Any other motions in limine shall be filed no later than Monday, October 10,
shall serve an unredacted version on opposing parties. See NECivR 5.0.3.
7. The Final Pretrial Conference with the undersigned magistrate judge is set for Friday,
September 16, 2016, at 9:30 A.M. in chambers, 111 South 18th Plaza, Suite 2210, Roman
L. Hruska United States Courthouse, 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. 3 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.
8. Mediation and Settlement:
a. If the parties intend to 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 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.
b. Not later than Monday, August 15, 2016, plaintiff or plaintiff's counsel shall
serve on defendants or defendants’ counsel a written, updated settlement proposal.
Defendants or defendants’ counsel shall respond in writing to such proposal not later than
ten (10) days after receipt thereof.
c. 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 be 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.
All personal information should be redacted from the public version of the order and/or
attachments filed with the Clerk. See NECivR 5.0.3.
9. A jury trial is set to commence, at the court's call, during the week of Tuesday, October
18, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska, before the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, United
States District Judge. Unless otherwise ordered, jury selection shall be at the
commencement of trial.
10. 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: November 4, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
S/ F.A. Gossett
United States Magistrate Judge
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