McMiller v. City of Omaha et al
AMENDED FINAL PROGRESSION ORDER - Jury Trial set for 7/24/2017 in Omaha, NE before Senior Judge Joseph F. Bataillon. Final Pretrial Conference set for 7/6/2017 at 11:00 AM in Chambers before Magistrate Judge Susan M. Bazis. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Susan M. Bazis. (LAC)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
FRED J. HIYKEL,
This matter is before the Court on the Motion For Enlargement of Time to Move for
Summary Judgment. (Filing No. 35.) This Motion is granted. However, moving the Summary
Judgment deadline as requested necessitates rescheduling other deadlines in this case, including
the trial date.
IT IS ORDERED that the provisions of the court's earlier, initial progression order
remain in effect, and in addition to those provisions, the following shall apply:
Motions for Summary Judgment. Motions for summary judgment shall be filed
not later than March 31, 2017. See NECivR 56.1 and NECivR 7.1.
a. Deposition Deadline. All depositions, whether or not they are intended to be
used at trial, shall be completed by March 31, 2017.
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 - On or before June 8, 2017: The name, address and
telephone number1 of each witness, separately identifying those whom the
party expects to present and those whom the party may call if the need arises.
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 shall serve an
unredacted version on opposing parties. See NECivR 5.3.
b. Deposition Testimony and Discovery - The designation of discovery
testimony and discovery responses intended to be utilized at trial is not
required at this time.
c. Trial Exhibits - On or before June 8, 2017: 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
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.
Motions in Limine.
a. Any other motions in limine shall be filed on or before June 29, 2017.
The Final Pretrial Conference with the assigned magistrate judge is set for July
6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in chambers, 111 South 18th Plaza, Suite 2271, 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 16.2.2 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.
Mediation and Settlement:
a. If the parties intend to mediate their dispute, notice of the mediation shall be
given to the staff of the assigned 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
All personal information should be redacted from the public version of the order and/or
attachments filed with the Clerk. See NECivR 5.3.
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 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.
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 – 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.
A two to three (2-3) day jury trial is set to commence, at the court's call, during
the week of July 24, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska, before the Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon,
United States District Judge. 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 assigned 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 28th day of March, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Susan M. Bazis
United States Magistrate Judge
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