Diversified Lenders, LLC v. Amazon Logistics, Inc. et al

Filing 124

THIRD AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES: Bench Trial (2-3 days) is set for 3/5/2018 before Judge Robert S. Lasnik. Motions in Limine due by 2/5/2018, Pretrial Order due by 2/21/2018, Trial briefs to be submitted by 2/28/2018, Proposed voir dire/jury instructions due by 2/28/2018, by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (SWT)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 DIVERSIFIED LENDERS, LLC, Plaintiff, 9 10 v. 11 AMAZON LOGISTICS, INC., et al., Case No. C16-1232RSL THIRD AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES Defendants. 12 13 TRIAL DATE March 5, 2018 14 All motions in limine must be filed by and noted on the motion calendar no earlier than the second Friday thereafter. Replies will be accepted. 15 February 5, 2018 16 Agreed pretrial order due February 21, 2018 17 Pretrial conference to be scheduled by the Court 18 Trial briefs, proposed voir dire questions, proposed jury instructions, and trial exhibits due 19 Length of Trial: 2-3 days February 28, 2018 Non Jury 20 21 These dates are set by the Court after reviewing the Stipulated Motion for Continuance of 22 Trial Date submitted by the parties. All other dates are specified in the Local Civil Rules. If any 23 of the dates identified in this Order or the Local Civil Rules fall on a weekend or federal holiday, 24 the act or event shall be performed on the next business day. These are firm dates that can be THIRD AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES - 1 1 changed only by order of the Court, not by agreement of counsel or the parties. The Court will 2 alter these dates only upon good cause shown; failure to complete discovery within the time 3 allowed is not recognized as good cause. 4 If the trial date assigned to this matter creates an irreconcilable conflict, counsel must 5 notify Teri Roberts, the judicial assistant, at 206-370-8810 within 10 days of the date of this 6 Order and must set forth the exact nature of the conflict. A failure to do so will be deemed a 7 waiver. Counsel must be prepared to begin trial on the date scheduled, but it should be 8 understood that the trial may have to await the completion of other cases. 9 The settlement conference conducted between the close of discovery and the filing of 10 dispositive motions requires a face-to-face meeting or a telephone conference between persons 11 with authority to settle the case. The settlement conference does not have to involve a third12 party neutral. 13 14 ALTERATIONS TO ELECTRONIC FILING PROCEDURES AND LOCAL RULES Information and procedures for electronic filing can be found on the Western District of 15 Washington’s website at www.wawd.uscourts.gov. Pro se litigants may file either 16 electronically or in paper form. The following alterations to the Electronic Filing Procedures 17 apply in all cases pending before Judge Lasnik: 18 – Alteration to LCR 10(e)(9) - Effective July 1, 2014, the Western District of 19 Washington will no longer accept courtesy copies in 3-ring binders. All courtesy copies must be 20 3-hole punched, tabbed, and bound by rubber bands or clips. If any courtesy copies are delivered 21 to the intake desk or chambers in 3-ring binders, the binders will be returned immediately. This 22 policy does NOT apply to the submission of trial exhibits. 23 24 THIRD AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES - 2 1 – Alteration to Section III, Paragraph M of the Electronic Filing Procedures - Unless the 2 proposed order is stipulated, agreed, or otherwise uncontested, the parties need not e-mail a copy 3 of the order to the judge’s e-mail address. 4 – Pursuant to LCR 10(e)(10), all references in the parties’ filings to exhibits should be as 5 specific as possible (i.e., the reference should cite the specific page numbers, paragraphs, line 6 numbers, etc.). All exhibits must be marked to designate testimony or evidence referred to in the 7 parties’ filings. Filings that do not comply with LCR 10(e) may be rejected and/or returned to 8 the filing party, particularly if a party submits lengthy deposition testimony without highlighting 9 or other required markings. 10 – Alteration to LCR 7(d)(4) - Any motion in limine must be filed by the date set forth 11 above and noted on the motion calendar no earlier than the second Friday thereafter. Any 12 response is due on or before the Wednesday before the noting date. Parties may file and serve 13 reply memoranda, not to exceed nine pages in length, on or before the noting date. 14 15 PRIVACY POLICY Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 and LCR 5.2, parties must redact the 16 following information from documents and exhibits before they are filed with the court: 17 * Dates of Birth - redact to the year of birth 18 * Names of Minor Children - redact to the initials 19 * Social Security Numbers and Taxpayer Identification Numbers - redact in their entirety 20 * Financial Accounting Information - redact to the last four digits 21 * Passport Numbers and Driver License Numbers - redact in their entirety 22 All documents filed in the above-captioned matter must comply with Federal Rule of 23 Civil Procedure 5.2 and LCR 5.2. 24 THIRD AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES - 3 1 COOPERATION 2 As required by LCR 37(a), all discovery matters are to be resolved by agreement if 3 possible. Counsel are further directed to cooperate in preparing the final pretrial order in the 4 format required by LCR 16.1, except as ordered below. 5 6 TRIAL EXHIBITS The original and one copy of the trial exhibits are to be delivered to chambers five days 7 before the trial date. Each exhibit shall be clearly marked. Exhibit tags are available in the 8 Clerk’s Office. The Court hereby alters the LCR 16.1 procedure for numbering exhibits: 9 plaintiff’s exhibits shall be numbered consecutively beginning with 1; defendant’s exhibits shall 10 be numbered consecutively beginning with 500. Duplicate documents shall not be listed twice: 11 once a party has identified an exhibit in the pretrial order, any party may use it. Each set of 12 exhibits shall be submitted in a three-ring binder with appropriately numbered tabs. 13 SETTLEMENT 14 Should this case settle, counsel shall notify the Deputy Clerk as soon as possible. 15 Pursuant to LCR 11(b), an attorney who fails to give the Deputy Clerk prompt notice of 16 settlement may be subject to such discipline as the Court deems appropriate. 17 18 DATED this 10th day of October, 2017. 19 20 21 A Robert S. Lasnik United States District Judge  22 23 24 THIRD AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES - 4

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