Pruitt v. Community Health Systems, Inc.

Filing 19

ORDER SETTING TRIAL: Joint Proposed Pretrial Order due by 11/19/2018; Pretrial Conference set for 11/26/2018 at 1:00 PM in Courtroom A859 before Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr.; and Jury Trial set for 12/4/2018 09:00 AM in Courtroom A859 before Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. Signed by Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr on 10/12/2017. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(mg)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE NASHVILLE DIVISION EDWINA L. PRUITT, Plaintiff, v. CHSPSC, LLC Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) NO. 3:17-cv-01048 CHIEF JUDGE CRENSHAW ORDER This case is set for a jury trial on December 4, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom A-859, United States Courthouse, 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN. Counsel for the parties shall appear for a Pretrial Conference in this Court on November 26, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. All lawyers who will participate in the trial must attend the pretrial conference. If a settlement is reached before two business days of trial the cost of summoning the jury may be assessed against the parties. Pretrial Filing Deadlines Counsel shall submit a Joint Proposed Pretrial Order to the Court by November 19, 2018. 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 1 (8) an estimate of the anticipated length of the trial. The parties shall also submit to the Court, by November 19, 2019, 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. Each counsel shall email a Word/Wordperfect version of the jury instructions and proposed verdict forms to chambers at (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 12, 2018, 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 19, 2018. Discovery 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 2 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 19, 2018, on what damages are recoverable in this action and, for each, whether the Court or the jury determines the amount. Pretrial Conference 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. ____________________________________ WAVERLY D. CRENSHAW, JR. CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 3

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