Medical Center at Elizabeth Place LLC v. MedAmerica Health Systems Corporation et al
ENTRY MEMORIALIZING MAY 12, 2017. CONFERENCE CALL - During a conference call held on May 12, 2017, the following topics were discussed: As previously scheduled, a Final Pretrial Conference will be held on August 4, 2017, at 1 :30 p.m., and Trial will commence on August 14, 2017. The Court will meet with counsel each day at 8:45 a.m. Trial will be held from 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Fridays, with a one hour break for lunch. Eight jurors will b e seated, along with four-to-six alternates. The juryvenire will consist of at least 60-70 individuals who have been prescreenedfor scheduling conflicts. Each side shall be given three peremptory challenges for the panel of eight jurors, plus two mor e peremptory challenges for the alternate jurors. No later than July 17, 2017, counsel shall submit, for the Court's review, a jointly-prepared supplemental juror questionnaire, which will be mailed to all prospective jurors on July 31, 2017. N o later than August 7, 2017, counsel may also submit a list of questions that they would like the Court to ask during voir dire. As previously agreed, the deadline for challenging removal of confidential designations of deposition testimony and depo sition exhibits is June 28, 2017. Objections to trial exhibits are due by July 26, 2017. To the extent possible, the Court will make preliminary rulings on admissibility prior to trial. In order to preserve the August 14, 2017, trial date, counsel will bring any unresolved issues to the Court's attention as soon as possible. Counsel has requested daily trial transcripts, which the Court is able to provide. Counsel shall make arrangements with the Courtroom Deputy to test audiovisual equ ipment at least one week prior to trial. Prior to the trial testimony of each expert witness, counsel may present to the jury a 2-5 minute overview of what they anticipate that expert witness to say. Counsel will consider whether bifurcation of any of the issues for trial might be prudent. Signed by Judge Walter H. Rice on 6/5/2017. (srb)
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