Priddis Music, Inc. v. Trans World Entertainment Corporation

Filing 23

UNIFORM PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: Anticipated length of trial: 5 days. Preferred Trial Location: Albany. Joinder of Parties due by 11/1/2005. Amended Pleadings due by 11/1/2005. Discovery due by 6/1/2006. Motions to be filed by 8/1/2006. Deadline for completion of mediation is 12/1/2005. Signed by Judge David R. Homer on 8/31/05. (ban)

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Priddis Music, Inc. v. Trans World Entertainment Corporation Doc. 23 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 1 of 21 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK HONORABLE DAVID N. HURD UNIFORM PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER PRIDDIS MUSIC, INC., Plaintiff, vs. TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, Defendants. 1:05-CV-491 (DNH/DRH) Counsel for all parties having reported on the status of this action as directed by the Court, and the Court having considered the positions of the respective counsel regarding a schedule for the progression of the case, IT IS ORDERED that: 1 ) THE DEADLINES SET IN THIS SCHEDULING ORDER SUPERSEDE THE DEADLINES SET FORTH IN FED. R. CIV. P.26(a)(3) AND ARE FIRM AND WILL NOT BE EXTENDED, EVEN BY STIPULATION OF THE PARTIES, ABSENT GOOD CAUSE. See Fed. R. Civ. P. I6(b). 2) VENUE MOTIONS are to be filed within sixty (60) days of the date of this Order following the procedures set forth in Local Rule 7.1 (b)2 and are to be made returnable before the assigned Magistrate Judge. 3) JURISDICTION MOTIONS are to be filed within sixty (60) days of the date of this Order following the procedures set forth in Local Rule 7.1 (b)1 (unless a party who is not an attorney is appearing pro se, in which case L.R. 7.1 (b)2 should be followed) and are to be made returnable before the assigned District Judge. 1 Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 2 of 21 4) JOINDER OF PARTIES: Any application to join any person as a party to this action shall be made on or before November 1, 2005. 5) AMENDMENT OF PLEADINGS: Any application to amend any pleading in this action shall be made on or before November 1, 2005. 6) DISCOVERY: All discovery in this matter is to be completed on or before June 1, 2006. Service of discovery requests must be made a sufficient number of days before this deadline to allow responses to be served before the cut-off. Please refer to Local Rule 16.2 (Discovery Cut-Off ). Special procedures for management of expert witnesses: There shall be binding disclosure of the identity of expert witnesses (including a curriculu m vitae) as set forth below. (a) Expert Reports. With regard to experts who are retained or specially employed to provide expert testimony in the case or whose duties as an employee of the party regularly involve giving expert testimony: (1) No later than 90 days prior to the discovery deadline set in paragraph 6 above, plaintiff(s) shall identify such expert(s) and unless waived shall serve on the other parties the expert's written report pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B). (2) No later than 45 days prior to the discovery deadline set in paragraph 6 above defendant(s) shall identify such expert(s) and unless waived shall serve on the other parties the expert's written report pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B). (3) No depositions of experts shall be taken until after the exchange of the above expert reports. (4) No later than 30 days prior to the discovery deadline set in paragraph 6 above, the parties must identify any and all experts who will contradict or rebut evidence on the same subject matter identified by another party under subparagraphs 6(a)(1) and (2) above, and unless waived, shall serve on the other parties such expert's written report pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B). 2 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 3 of 21 (5) Motions to preclude expert witness testimony must be filed and served on or before the dispositive motion deadline as set forth in paragraph seven (7) below. NOTE: If a treating physician is expected to be called as a witness, he or she must be identified at least 90 days prior to the close of discovery. The production of written reports prepared by treating physicians pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B) is encouraged as an aid to settlement but is not required by the Court. (See Notes of Advisory Committee on Rules 1993 Amendment). (b) The failure to comply with the deadlines set forth in subparagraph (a) above may result in the imposition of sanctions, including the preclusion of testimony, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(f). (c) In order to avoid the possibility of the unavailability of an expert witness at the time set for trial, counsel may preserve the testimony of such witness as outlined in 11 (B)(2) below for use at trial. In the absence of same the trial will proceed without suc h testimony. 7) MOTIONS other than those made under paragraphs 2 and 3 above are to be filed on or before August 1, 2006. a) NON-DISPOSlTIVE MOTIONS. Non-dispositive motions (except venue motions-paragraph 2 above-and motions for injunctive relief) shall NOT be filed until after a conference with the Magistrate Judge, which is to be arranged through the Courtroom Deputy Clerk assigned to the Magistrate Judge. Before requesting such a conference to resolve discovery disputes, the parties must have complied with Local Rule 7.1 (d). Non-dispositive motions, including discovery motions, shall be filed in accordance with Local Rule 7.1 (b)2 and, except for motions for injunctive relief, shall be made returnable before the assigned Magistrate Judge. Motions for injunctive relief shall be made returnable before the assigned District Judge unless the case has been referred to a Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c) ("consent" jurisdiction). 3 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 4 of 21 b) DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS. Dispositive motions shall be made returnable before the assigned District Judge unless the case has been assigned to a Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c). 8) TRIAL DATES: a) TRIAL READY DATE: If no dispositive motions are filed by the date set forth in paragraph 7 above, then the Trial Ready Date automatically becomes sixty (60) days after the motion filing deadline, at which time the case will be marked trial ready and counsel and the parties should be prepared to proceed to trial as of that date. If dispositive motions are filed in the case, then the Trial Ready Date will be sixty (60) days following the date of issuance of a decision involving those motions or sixty (60) days after the motion filing deadline, whichever date occurs later. b) TRIAL DATE: It is anticipated that the trial will take approximately five (5) days to complete. This is a JURY trial. The parties request that the trial be held in Albany, New York. Parties are directed to contact the Courtroom Deputy Clerk for the assigned trial judge on or before the Trial Ready Date for the purpose of discussing the scheduling of a final pretrial conference and/or trial date. The parties should be advised that trial dates are firm unless changed by the assigned Magistrate Judge or District Judge. Counsel and the parties are advised that the trial date may be moved up in accordance with 8(a) above. Note: The unavailability of any witness, expert or otherwise, will not be grounds for a continuance. In order to avoid the possibility of going forward with the trial without the testimony of an unavailable witness, counsel, where appropriate, shall preserve same before the Trial Ready Date by written or video-taped deposition for possible use at trial. Please refer to the attached instruction sheet for the use of videotaped depositions. 9) SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE: A settlement conference pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(d) will be scheduled by the Court prior to the trial or as requested by the parties. In addition to counsel, a representative of each party with settlement authority shall attend the settlement conference or be available by telephone. 4 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 5 of 21 Prior to the settlement conference the parties are to have initiated settlement discussions. Plaintiff shall submit a realistic demand to defendant at least ten days before the conference, and defendant shall respond at least three days before the conference and shall submit a counteroffer, if appropriate. Failure to comply with these directions may result in sanctions. 10) ASSESSMENT OF JUROR COSTS: The parties are advised that pursuant to Local Rule 47.3, whenever any civil action scheduled for a jury trial is postponed, settled, or otherwise disposed of in advance of the actual trial, then, except for good cause shown, all juror costs, including Marshal's fees, mileage, and per diem, shall be assessed against the parties and/or their counsel as directed by the Court, unless the Court and the Clerk's Office are notified at least one full business day prior to the day on which the action is scheduled for trial in time to advise the jurors that it will be unnecessary for them to attend. 11) PRETRIAL SUBMISSIONS: Mandatory Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3) Disclosures (Jury and Non-Jury Cases) i) Not later than thirty days before the Trial Ready Date (as defined in paragraph 8(a) above) counsel shall provide to all other parties and file with the court in duplicate the disclosures required under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(3). Those initial pretrial disclosures must include the following: a) The name and, if not previously provided, the address and telephone number of each witness, separately identifying those whom the party expects to present and those whom the party may call if the need arises; b) The designation of those witnesses whose testimony is expected to be presented by means of a deposition (including video-taped deposition), specifically identifying the pertinent portions of the deposition testimony to be offered; and c) An identification of each document or other exhibit, including summaries of other evidence, separately identifying those which the party expects to offer and those which the party may offer if the need arises. 5 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 6 of 21 ii) Within fourteen days after service of the Rule 26(a)(3) initial pretrial disclosures, any party served with such Rule 26(a)(3) disclosures shall serve and file with the court in duplicate a list of any objections to the proposed use of deposition testimony designated by another party and objections to the admissibility of exhibits described in the initial disclosures, together with a summary of the grounds for objection . Note: All objections not disclosed in a timely manner in accordance with this rule, other than objections under Fed. R. Evid. 402 and 403, are waived unless excused by the court for good cause. iii) Non-Jury Trials: One week before the Trial Ready Date counsel shall submit to the Clerk's Office their joint pretrial stipulation in duplicate (see subparagraph A below) and all depositions (including video-taped depositions) to be used at trial (see subparagraph D below). In addition to this and the required mandatory pretrial disclosures referenced above (i.e., witness, deposition excerpt, and exhibit lists), one week before the Trial Ready Date counsel for each party shall submit to the Clerk's Office in duplicate, with a copy to opposing counsel, (1) prepared findings of fact and conclusions of law; (2) a letter brief concerning any evidentiary issues (see subparagraph C below); and (3) a trial brief (see subparagraph E below). iv) Jury Trials: One week before the Trial Ready Date counsel shall submit to the Clerk's Office their joint pretrial stipulation in duplicate (see subparagraph A below) and all depositions (including video-taped depositions) to be used at trial (see subparagraph D below). In addition, one week before the Trial Ready Date counsel for each party shall submit to the Clerk's Office in duplicate, with a copy to opposing counsel (1) Court Ordered Voir Dire (attachment #1); (2) proposed voir dire; (3) a letter brief concerning any evidentiary issues (see subparagraph C below); (4) a trial brief (see subparagraph E below); and (5) requests to charge, including a proposed Special Verdict Questionnaire (see subparagraph F below). (A) PRETRIAL STIPULATIONS: A joint pretrial stipulation shall be subscribed by counsel for all parties and shall be filed with the Clerk's Office in duplicate one week before the Trial Ready Date and shall contain: 6 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 7 of 21 (1) The basis of federal jurisdiction; (2) A list of all exhibits which can be stipulated into evidence or which will be offered without objection as to foundation; (3) Relevant (a) facts not in dispute, (b) facts in dispute, and (c) issues of law to be considered and applied by the Court. (B) EXHIBITS: All exhibits shall be marked for identification in the manner prescribed below prior to the filing of the trial briefs. A complete set of copies of the exhibits, along with the original and one copy of the exhibit list (see subparagraph 1 below), shall be presented to the Judge's Courtroom Deputy Clerk at the beginning of the trial. The exhibits shall have been inspected by the opposing party and copied at their expense (unless waived) NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE TRIAL READY DATE. All documents and/or papers intended as exhibits or to be used during the course of trial, including but not limited to documents, photographs, charts, diagrams, etc., shall be assembled in BINDERS with each document properly marked at the lower right corner for identification purposes as directed below. In voluminous cases, consult with the Judge's Courtroom Deputy Clerk for the proper procedure to follow. *NOTE: During the course of trial the Courtroom Deputy Clerk shall take charge of exhibits which are received into evidence. At the conclusion of the trial, the Deputy Clerk will immediately return all of the exhibits to the proper parties. It is the responsibility of the parties to maintain the exhibits and to produce the exhibits for any appeal. (1) EXHIBIT LISTS: The exhibits shall be listed on the form prescribed by the Court, a copy of which is attached to this Order. Counsel are to supply all the requested information with the exception of the two "Date Boxes" which should remain blank. The original and one copy of the exhibit list shall be given to the Judge's Courtroom Deputy Clerk along with the exhibits at the beginning of the trial. (2) EXHIBIT MARKERS: Counsel shall fill in the appropriate markers leaving the "File" and "Deputy Clerk" lines blank. All exhibits shall 7 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 8 of 21 be assigned numbers by using a prefix of "P" for plaintiff, "D" for defendant, and "G" for Government (U.S. Attorney). Plaintiff's exhibits should be denoted as: P-1, P-2, P-3, etc. Defendant's exhibits should be denoted as: D-1, D-2, D-3, etc. Government's exhibits should be denoted as: G-1, G-2, G-3, etc. In cases involving multiple defendants, the exhibits shall be denoted with the initial of the last name of the defendant and its numerical identification number. Stickers shall be affixed whenever possible to the lower right-hand corner of the exhibit. If the exhibit marker is going to cover any information on the exhibit, then affix the marker to the reverse side of the exhibit. Each exhibit shall also have an exhibit number in the upper right hand corner of the exhibit. (P-1, P-2, etc. or D-1, D-2, etc.) (C) EVIDENTIARY ISSUES (Motions in Limine): One week before the Trial Ready Date counsel shall file with the Clerk's Office in duplicate, with a copy to opposing counsel, a letter brief containing a concise statement of any and all evidentiary issues to be presented upon trial, citing the applicable rules of evidence and case law. (D) DEPOSITIONS: All depositions (including video-taped depositions) to be used at trial shall be filed with the Clerk's Office at least one week before the Trial Ready Date. Not earlier than one week and not less than four days prior to the Trial Ready Date, each party shall indicate to the other party the portion of the deposition to be offered. To the extent possible, objections are to be resolved between the parties. Areas of unresolved disagreement shall be presented to the Court for ruling prior to the Trial Ready Date. (See attached instruction sheet for use of video-taped deposit ions.) (E) TRIAL BRIEFS: One week before the Trial Ready Date counsel shall file with the Clerk's Office in duplicate, with a copy to opposing counsel, a trial brief containing argument and citations on any and all disputed issues of law, citing the applicab le rules of evidence and case law. (F) REQUESTS TO CHARGE: One week before the Trial Ready Date, counsel shall file with the Clerk's Office a request to charge and a proposed Special Verdict 8 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 9 of 21 Questionnaire on a 3.5-inch computer disk, preferably in WordPerfect format, and on paper in duplicate, with a copy to opposing counsel. The request to charge need only inc lud e instructions that are specific to the law in this case regarding liability, damages, and any unusual issues. The Court has the usual boilerplate charge. (G) Alternate Dispute Resolution: Thi s action has been designated for participation in the district's ADR program. The court has discussed the available ADR options with the parties and they have elected to participate in: MEDIATION Within 10 days of the issuance of this Order, the parties are directed to confer and select a neutral of their choice from a list of Court approved neutrals. This list can be found on the Court's web page at http://www.nynd.uscourts.gov/adr.htm. The parties shall contact the agreed upon neutral, ensure that the neutral does not have a conflict with any of the parties in the case and schedule a time to conduct the proceeding. After the parties have selected a neutral, they are directed to execute a stipulation setting forth the name of the agreed upon neutral and file the stipulation with the Court's ADR Administrator. A form stipulation selecting a neutral can be found at the Court's web page at http://www.nynd.uscourts.gov/pdf/adr/adrstip.pdf. The stipulation should be forwarded to: April Hudson ADR Administrator U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York James Hanley Federal Building P.O. Box 7367 100 South Clinton Street Syracuse, NY 13261-7367 9 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 10 of 21 If the parties cannot agree on a neutral, they are directed to contact the ADR Administrator who will appoint one from the list of Court approved neutrals. The ADR Administrator can be reached at 315-234-8558. Failure to select a neutral or contact the ADR Administrator within the time frame allotted may result in discipl inary action. The parties are directed to complete their ADR program by December 1, 2005. Dated: August 31, 2005 Albany, New York 10 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 11 of 21 COURT ORDERED VOIR DIRE TO BE USED BY THE JUDGE AT TRIAL CASE TITLE: CIVIL ACTION NO.: ASSIGNED JUDGE OR MAGISTRATE JUDGE: ATTACHMENT #(1) Each attorney is required to submit the following information on behalf of his/her client for use by the Court during Voir Dire and must be filed with the Court one week in advance of the trial ready date. NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ALL PARTIES TO THE LAWSUIT: (use additional page if necessary) YOUR NAME, FIRM NAME, ADDRESS AND THE NAME OF ANY PARTNER OR ASSOCIAT E WHO MAY BE AT COUNSEL TABLE DURING THE COURSE OF THE TRIAL. (use additional page if necessary) SET FORTH THE DATE OF THE OCCURRENCE, THE PLACE OF THE OCCURRENCE AND A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE EVENTS CENTRAL TO THE LITIGATION. (use additional page if necessary) 11 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 12 of 21 SET FORTH THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ALL LAY WITNESSES TO BE CALLED. (use additional page if necessary) SET FORTH THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ALL EXPERT WITNESSES TO BE CALLED GIVING A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THEIR AREAS OF EXPERTISE. (use additional page if necessary) 12 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 13 of 21 SET FORTH A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH AND EVERY CAUSE OF ACTION IN THE COMPLAINT. (use additional page if necessary) SET FORTH A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH AND EVERY AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE ASSERTED AS WELL AS A STATEMENT ADDRESSING ANY COUNTERCLAIMS RAISED IN THE ANSWER. (use additional page if necessary) -------------------------------PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any delay in jury selection occasioned by the failure to provide this information will be explained to the jury as to the extent of the delay and the attorney causing same and if the delay causes a one (1) day or more postponement of this trial, appropriate monetary sanctions will be imposed by the Court. Su bm it ted by: Date: 13 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 14 of 21 F I N A L PR E T R I A L O R D E R - CO N T I N U E D . . . I N ST R U C T IO N S FOR THE USE OF VIDEO TAPED DEPOSITIONS C O U N S E L ARE TO VIEW ALL VIDEOTAPES WHICH MAY BE OFFERED INTO EVIDENCE AT THE TIME OF TRIAL. ALL VIDEO-TAPED DEPOSITIONS TO BE USED AT TRIAL SHALL BE FILED WITH THE C L E RK ' S OFFICE AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE THE TRIAL READY DATE. NOT EARLIER THAN ONE W E E K AND NOT LE S S THAN FO U R DAY S PRIOR TO T H E TRIAL READ Y DAT E , EACH PARTY SHALL I N D IC A T E TO THE OTHER PARTY THE PORTION OF THE DEPOSITION TO BE OFFERED. TO THE E X T E N T PO S S I B L E , OBJECTIONS ARE TO BE RESOLVED BETW E E N TH E PARTIES. COUN S E L SHALL S U B M I T ALL OBJECTIONS IN WRITING TO THE COURT FOR RULING PRIOR TO THE TRIAL READY DA TE . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE CLERKS OFFICE HAS AVAILABLE A VHS FORMAT VIDEO CASSETTE PLAYER AND TELEVISION FOR USE AT TRIAL. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU MUST PROVIDE A PERSON TO RU N THE EQUIPM E N T D U R I N G T H E COU R S E OF TH E TRIAL. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E L E C T R O N I C VISUAL EVIDENCE PRESENTER I N ADDITION TO THE VIDEO EQU I P M E N T NO T E D ABOV E , THE COURT HAS AVAILABLE A VISUAL EVIDEN C E PRESEN T E R W H I C H W I L L ALLOW COU N S E L TO DISPLAY PHO T O S (NE G A T I V E S OR P O S I T I V E S ) , D O C U M E N T S , X-RAY S , AN D 3 - D O B J E C T S , WITHO U T W I R E S , ON TELEVISIONS PLACED THROUGHOUT THE COURTROOM . THIS EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT TH E COURT H O U S E S IN ALBANY, SYRACU S E , UTICA AND B I N G H A M T O N . USE OF THE V I S U A L PRESENTER M A Y BE REQUIRED BY T H E TRIAL JUDGE PRESIDING OVER YOUR CASE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE USE OF THIS EQUIPMENT, PLEASE CONTACT THE COURTROOM DEPUTY CLERK FOR THE ASSIGNED TRIAL JUDGE. 14 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 15 of 21 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CASE NO. _______________ PLAINTIFF EXHIBIT NO. __________ DATE ENTERED __________ LAWRENCE K. BAERMAN, CLERK BY: ______________________________ DEPUTY CLERK UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CASE NO. _______________ PLAINTIFF EXHIBIT NO. __________ DATE ENTERED __________ LAWRENCE K. BAERMAN, CLERK BY: ______________________________ DEPUTY CLERK UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CASE NO. _______________ PLAINTIFF EXHIBIT NO. __________ DATE ENTERED __________ LAWRENCE K. BAERMAN, CLERK BY: ______________________________ DEPUTY CLERK UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CASE NO. _______________ DEFENDANT EXHIBIT NO. __________ DATE ENTERED __________ LAWRENCE K. BAERMAN, CLERK BY: ______________________________ DEPUTY CLERK UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CASE NO. _______________ DEFENDANT EXHIBIT NO. __________ DATE ENTERED __________ LAWRENCE K. BAERMAN, CLERK BY: ______________________________ DEPUTY CLERK UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CASE NO. _______________ DEFENDANT EXHIBIT NO. __________ DATE ENTERED __________ LAWRENCE K. BAERMAN, CLERK BY: ______________________________ DEPUTY CLERK 15 Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 16 of 21 Page 1 of ___ United States District Court For The Northern District Of New York Case No. ____________________ Date: ____________________ Presiding Judge: _____________________ ( ) Plaintiff Exhibit No. Marked for Identification ( ) Defendant Admitted Into Evidence Remarks Witness ( ) Court Exhibit Description Exhibits Returned To Counsel (Date):______________ Signature:_________________________ Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 17 of 21 Page __ of __ Exhibit No. Marked for Identification Admitted Into Evidence Remarks Witness Exhibit Description Exhibits Returned To Counsel (Date):______________ Signature:_________________________ Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 18 of 21 PRETRIAL & SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE STATEMENT ( NOT FOR PUBLIC VIEW ) ** THIS DOCUMENT WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE CLERK AND NOT FILED IN ACCORDANCE WITH L.R. 5.7 CASE NAME: ACTION NO.: ______________________________vs._______________________________ ________________________________ ASSIGNED JUDGE: _________________________________________________________ ASSIGNED MAGISTRATE JUDGE: ___________________________________________ Each Attorney is required to submit the following information on behalf of his or her client in short, concise form, in order to present a brief overview of the facts of the case. This information will be used by the Court during the scheduled final pretrial/settlement conference and therefore must be provided to the Court five (5) days in advance of the conference date. PARTY/PARTIES REPRESENTED; _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) A BRIEF PERSONAL HISTORY REGARDING YOUR CLIENT(S); _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) i Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 19 of 21 A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE FACTS OF THE CASE; _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE CLAIMS AND DEFENSES, i.e., STATUTORY OR OTHER GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE CLAIMS ARE FOUND; AND EVALUATION OF THE PARTIES' LIKELIHOOD OF PREVAILING ON THE CLAIMS AND DEFENSES; AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE MAJOR ISSUES IN DISPUTE; SET FORTH ANY DEMANDS OR OFFERS FOR SETTLEMENT _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) A SUMMARY OF THE PROCEEDINGS TO DATE; _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) ii Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 20 of 21 AN ESTIMATE OF THE COST AND TIME TO BE EXPENDED FOR FURTHER DISCOVERY, PRETR IAL AND TRIAL; _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE FACTS AND ISSUES UPON WHICH THE PARTIES AGREE; _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) ANY DISCREET ISSUES WHICH, IF RESOLVED, WOULD AID IN THE DISPOSITION OF THE CASE; _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) THE RELIEF SOUGHT; _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) iii Case 1:05-cv-00491-DNH-DRH Document 23 Filed 08/31/2005 Page 21 of 21 THE PARTIES' POSITION ON SETTLEMENT, INCLUDING PRESENT DEMANDS AND OFFERS, THE HISTORY OF PAST SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS, OFFERS AND DEMANDS; _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) PREFERRED TRIAL LOCATION, APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TRIAL, AND WHETHER TRIAL IS JURY OR NON-JURY; _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ (use additional page if necessary) The Court requires that each party be represented at each pretrial conference by an attorney who has the authority to bind that party regarding all matters identified by the Court for discussion at the conference and all reasonably related matters including settlement authority. Copies of the settlement statement shall be served upon the other parties at the time the statement is provided to the Court. This document will not be filed and will not be made available for public view. Should the case be settled in advance of the pretrial/settlement conference date, counsel are required to notify the court immediately. Failure to do so could subject counsel for all parties to sanctions. Signature of Counsel: __________________________________________________________ Dated: ______________________________________________________________________ iv

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