Liles v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Tennessee
ORDER: The Jury Trial is set for 12/8/2015 at 9:00 AM and the Pretrial Conference is set for 11/23/2015 at 9:00 AM before District Judge Todd J. Campbell. Exhibit List, Witness List, and Proposed Pretrial Order due by 11/16/2015. Counsel should read the order in its entirety for all other deadlines and information. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 8/14/2014. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.) (ds)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
CARREL T. LILES
METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF
NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON CTY., TENN.
This case is set for a jury trial on December 8, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Counsel for the
parties shall appear for a Pretrial Conference in this Court on November 23, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. All
lawyers who will participate in the trial must attend the pretrial conference.
Pretrial Filing Deadlines
Counsel shall submit a Joint Proposed Pretrial Order to the Court by November 16, 2015.
The Pretrial Order shall contain: (1) a recitation that the pleadings are amended to conform to the
Pretrial Order and that the Pretrial Order supplants the pleadings; (2) a statement of the basis for
jurisdiction in this Court; (3) a short summary of the Plaintiff's theory (no more than one page); (4)
a short summary of the Defendant's theory (no more than one page); (5) a statement of the issues,
including a designation of which issues are for the jury and which are for the Court; (6) a succinct
statement of the relief sought; (7) a summary of any anticipated evidentiary disputes; and (8) an
estimate of the anticipated length of the trial.
The parties shall also submit to the Court, by November 16, 2015, the following:
(1) joint proposed jury instructions and verdict forms as follows: Counsel shall exchange
proposed jury instructions on the substantive law of this specific case and proposed verdict forms
and confer to reach agreement. Thereafter, counsel shall jointly prepare and file a set of agreed,
proposed, case specific, jury instructions and verdict forms. Each proposed jury instruction shall
include citations to supporting authorities.
Counsel shall separately file any disputed jury
instructions or verdict forms.
(2) witness lists, except for witnesses solely for impeachment in accordance with Fed. R.
Civ. P. 26(a)(3);
(3) exhibit lists, except for documents solely for impeachment in accordance with Fed. R.
Civ. P. 26(a)(3); and
(4) any stipulations.
Motions in Limine and Objections to Experts
By November 9, 2015, the parties shall file any motions in limine and any motions objecting
to expert testimony. Any responses to such motions shall be filed by November 16, 2015.
Expert witness disclosures shall be made timely, in accordance with Local Rule 39.01(c)(6)d.
Supplemental responses to interrogatories, requests for production and requests for admissions shall
be made timely in accordance with Local Rules 33.01(c), 34.01 and 36.01. Objections to the use
of a deposition at trial shall be made timely in accordance with Local Rules 32.01(b) and
39.01(d)(1).The Court may exclude evidence, or order other sanctions, for violation of a duty or
deadline to make or supplement expert witness disclosures or discovery responses.
Employment Discrimination Damages
In addition, the parties shall file briefs, on or before November 16, 2015, on what damages
are recoverable in this action and, for each, whether the Court or the jury determines the amount.
Counsel shall be prepared, at the Pretrial Conference, to:
(1) identify and discuss undisputed facts and issues;
(2) discuss the status of discovery;
(3) preview proposed testimony;
(4) discuss expert testimony;
(5) preview proposed exhibits;
(6) discuss motions in limine;
(7) discuss proposed jury instructions and verdict forms;
(8) discuss settlement; and
(9) discuss pretrial briefs.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
TODD J. CAMPBELL
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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