Torres et al v. Mamadou et al
ORDER: Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the following procedures shall govern the jury trial in this matter: The parties shall submit a Joint Pretrial Order in compliance with Section IV.C. of this Court's Individual Practices on or before Friday, August 19, 2022. The proposed Joint Pretrial Order shall be signed by all parties and include the following: i. The full caption of the action. As further set forth in this order. On or before Friday, September 2, 2022 each party shal l submit any applications for rulings in limine. As further set forth in this order. Trial in this case is set to begin on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 9:30 am, continuing to Monday, October 17, 2022, if necessary. On the first day of trial, co unsel must arrive at 9:30 am in Courtroom 18A, 500 Pearl Street. Plaintiffs' first witness on the first trial day must be ready to testify at that time. On all subsequent days, counsel must arrive at the time directed by the Court. If at any time an emergency prevents counsel's prompt attendance, counsel should call the courtroom immediately at (212) 805-0109 or Chambers at (212) 805-0214. As further set forth in this order. A Final Pretrial Conference is scheduled for Wed nesday, September 28, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. on the Court's conference line. The parties are directed to call: (866) 390-1828; access code: 380-9799, at the scheduled time. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Sarah L Cave on 8/2/2022) ( M otions due by 9/2/2022., Pretrial Order due by 8/19/2022., Jury Trial set for 10/11/2022 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 18A, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Magistrate Judge Sarah L Cave., Telephone Conference set for 9/28/2022 at 12:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Sarah L Cave.) (ks)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
BENJAMIN TORRES and CARMEN Y. VASQUEZ,
CIVIL ACTION NO.: 19 Civ. 6973 (SLC)
BALDE THIERNO MAMADOU, SARGEANT
LOGISTICS, INC., VLAD TRANSPORTATION, INC.,
NEW ENGLAND EXPRESS INC. AND JOHN DOES 110 (said names being fictitious and unknown)
and/or ABC CORPS. 1-10 (said names being
fictitious and unknown),
SARAH L. CAVE, United States Magistrate Judge:
This case has been scheduled to proceed to jury trial on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at
9:30 a.m. The Court’s Jury Administrator has designated this case as the first in line to proceed
to trial on that date, and the parties are directed to prepare in anticipation that the trial will
commence on the scheduled date. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the following procedures
shall govern the jury trial in this matter:
1. Prior to Trial
a. The parties shall submit a Joint Pretrial Order in compliance with Section IV.C. of
this Court’s Individual Practices on or before Friday, August 19, 2022. The
proposed Joint Pretrial Order shall be signed by all parties and include the
i. The full caption of the action.
ii. The names, addresses, telephone numbers (both office and cellular), and
email addresses of each principal member of the trial team.
iii. A brief statement by plaintiffs (or, in a removed case, by defendants) as to
the basis of subject matter jurisdiction, and a brief statement by each other
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party as to the presence or absence of subject matter jurisdiction,
including citations to all statutes relied on and relevant facts, such as
citizenship and jurisdictional amount.
iv. A brief summary by each party of the claims and defenses that party has
asserted that remain to be tried, including citations to all statutes relied
on, but without recital of evidentiary matter.
v. With respect to each claim remaining to be tried, a brief statement listing
each element or category of damages sought with respect to such claim
and a calculation of the amount of damages sought with respect to such
element or category.
vi. Any stipulations or agreed-to statements of fact or law.
vii. A statement by each party as to the witnesses whose testimony is to be
offered in its case in chief, indicating whether such witnesses will testify in
person or by deposition. Absent extraordinary circumstances, a party may
not call as a witness in its case in chief any person not listed in the Joint
viii. A designation by each party of deposition testimony to be offered in that
party’s case in chief, referencing page and line numbers, with any cross‐
designations and objections by any other party. If there is no objection or
cross‐designation, the Court will deem the opposing party to have waived
any such objection or cross‐designation.
circumstances, a party may not offer in its case in chief deposition
testimony that is not listed in the Joint Pretrial Order.
ix. A list by each party of exhibits to be offered in its case in chief. Each exhibit
shall be pre‐marked (plaintiffs to use numbers, defendants to use letters).
For each exhibit as to which there is an objection, the party objecting must
briefly specify, next to the listing for that exhibit, the nature of the party’s
objection (e.g., “authenticity,” “hearsay,” “Rule 403”), and a copy of the
exhibit shall be included with the Proposed Joint Pretrial Order. Any
objection not listed shall be deemed waived. Absent extraordinary
circumstances, a party may not offer in its case in chief any exhibit not
listed in the Joint Pretrial Order.
x. A proposed schedule by which the parties will exchange demonstrative
exhibits that the parties intend to use at trial, notify each other of any
objections thereto, consult with each other regarding those objections and
notify the Court of any remaining disputes.
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xi. All other matters that the court may have ordered or that the parties
believe are important to the efficient conduct of the trial.
b. On or before Friday, September 2, 2022 each party shall submit any applications
for rulings in limine.
c. On or before Friday, September 9, 2022, the parties shall deliver to the Court (with
a copy to their adversary) a binder or binders containing:
i. an index of that party’s proposed exhibits (by number or letter) and,
following each listed exhibit, a title of the exhibit, followed by a notation
indicating whether the other party has made an objection to that exhibit
and on what basis;
ii. a copy of each of the party’s proposed exhibits ordered sequentially;
iii. following the exhibits, a copy of any deposition testimony the party
intends to offer in its case in chief (i.e. not for impeachment); and
iv. copies of any charts or other demonstrative evidence the party intends to
display at trial. If a document is too bulky to be placed into the binder, it
may be submitted separately in an unsealed envelope or redweld marked
with the exhibit number, or on a disk.
The parties shall add page numbers to any exhibit of more than 5 pages that does
not already contain page numbers.
Note: No exhibit is in evidence unless it is offered at trial and admitted into
evidence by the Court.
2. To provide the described materials by the above due date, the parties must cooperate
in the preparation of these materials and their preparation must begin well in advance
of the due date. In the rare event that a lack of cooperation makes a joint submission
impossible, each party is required to submit its own proposals separately on the due date.
The Court will thereafter issue an appropriate sanction to the party or parties that it
determines failed to cooperate.
Extensions off the due dates are granted only in instances where there has been an
unforeseeable emergency. The parties are warned that their failure to comply with this
order may result in sanctions, including but not limited to dismissal, judgment by default,
a monetary sanction, or contempt.
3. Summary of filing procedures:
a. The following document shall be filed on ECF:
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i. Proposed Joint Pretrial Order.
ii. Trial Memorandum of Law (if any). 1
b. The following items shall be sent to Chambers without filing:
i. The binder described in paragraph 1.c.
ii. copies of any expert witness declarations or affidavits.
4. Conduct of Trial
a. Trial in this case is set to begin on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 9:30 am,
continuing to Monday, October 17, 2022, if necessary. On the first day of trial,
counsel must arrive at 9:30 am in Courtroom 18A, 500 Pearl Street. Plaintiffs’ first
witness on the first trial day must be ready to testify at that time. On all
subsequent days, counsel must arrive at the time directed by the Court. If at any
time an emergency prevents counsel’s prompt attendance, counsel should call the
courtroom immediately at (212) 805-0109 or Chambers at (212) 805-0214.
b. When a party’s case commences, that party is expected to have witnesses
available to fill the trial day as described in the preceding paragraph. Counsel are
warned that if they do not have a witness available to testify at any point during
the trial day, the Court may deem the party to have rested. Any requests to
schedule a witness out of order or for a particular day must be made by a letter
application that states the opposing party’s position and that is sent (1) prior to
trial and (2) as soon as counsel is aware (or should have been aware) of the limited
availability of that witness. Untimely applications will be denied. Counsel are
expected to be diligent in inquiring as to the availability of all witnesses (including
expert witnesses) to ensure compliance with this paragraph.
c. The Court will accept brief opening statements unless neither party desires to
make such a statement.
d. Speaking objections are prohibited. Counsel shall say the word “objection”
followed by a brief word or phrase to indicate the nature of the objection (for
example, “objection, hearsay” or “objection, Rule 403”). The Court will not
normally conduct a sidebar during the trial. Counsel are expected to anticipate
any problems that might require a ruling from the Court and to raise those issues
with the Court outside the presence of the witness — normally in advance of the
e. Only one counsel may question a particular witness or address the Court with
respect to that witness, including making objections to opposing counsel’s
If these items are not filed in a text searchable format on ECF, they must be submitted to Chambers in
such a format on a CD, or via e-mail to the Chambers inbox at Cave_NYSDChambers@nysd.uscourts.gov.
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examination of that witness. No witness (or other party) shall be referred to by
first name unless that witness is a minor.
Deposition testimony offered in lieu of live testimony will not be read aloud.
g. Defendants’ counsel will give a closing argument first, followed by Plaintiffs’
counsel. The Court may ask questions of counsel during such arguments.
h. Counsel should make certain that they have custody of all original exhibits. The
Court does not retain them and the Clerk of Court is not responsible for them.
If a witness needs an interpreter, the party calling such witness must arrange for
the presence of a certified simultaneous interpreter. Similarly, a party needing an
interpreter must arrange for the presence of a such an interpreter.
In the event post-trial briefing is ordered, the parties will be required to give page
citations to the transcript for any factual contentions (including, for example,
citations to support proposed findings of fact). The Court warns the parties of this
requirement so that they may make appropriate arrangements to order the
transcript. At or prior to the commencement of trial, the parties may inquire of
the Court whether the Court will require post-trial briefing.
k. Post-judgment motions must be made within the time set by the applicable rules.
5. Final Pretrial Conference
a. A Final Pretrial Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at
12:00 p.m. on the Court’s conference line. The parties are directed to call: (866)
390-1828; access code: 380-9799, at the scheduled time.
New York, New York
August 2, 2022
SARAH L. CAVE
United States Magistrate Judge
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