Grieve v. Seabourn Cruise Line Limited

Filing 13

AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES; Length of trial: 5 days, Jury Trial is set for 5/7/2018 before Judge Robert S. Lasnik. Expert Witness Disclosure/Reports under FRCP 26(a)(2) due by 11/8/2017, Discovery completed by 1/7/2018, Dispositive motions due by 2/6/2018, Amended Pleadings due by 11/8/2017, Motions in Limine due by 4/9/2018, Pretrial Order due by 4/25/2018, Attorney settlement conference to be held by 1/21/2018, Trial briefs to be submitted by 5/2/2018, Proposed voir dire/jury instructions due by 5/2/2018, 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 LESLEY GRIEVE, individually and as 9 Special Administrator of the Estate of WENDY PORTMAN LEWIS, deceased, 10 11 Plaintiff, v. Case No. C16-1362RSL AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES 12 SEABOURN CRUISE LINE LIMITED, 13 Defendant. 14 TRIAL DATE May 7, 2018 Deadline for amending pleadings November 8, 2017 Reports from expert witnesses under FRCP 26(a)(2) due November 8, 2017 15 16 17 18 All motions related to discovery must be noted on the motion calendar no later than the Friday before discovery closes pursuant to LCR 7(d) or LCR 37(a)(2) 19 Discovery completed by January 7, 2018 Settlement conference held no later than January 21, 2018 20 21 All dispositive motions must be filed by and noted on the 22 motion calendar no later than the fourth Friday thereafter (see LCR 7(d)(3)) 23 24 AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES - 1 February 6, 2018 1 All motions in limine must be filed by and noted on the 2 April 9, 2018 motion calendar no earlier than the second Friday thereafter. Replies will be accepted. 3 Agreed pretrial order due April 25, 2018 4 Pretrial conference to be scheduled by the Court 5 Trial briefs, proposed voir dire questions, proposed jury May 2, 2018 instructions, and trial exhibits due 6 Length of Trial: 5 days Jury 7 8 These dates are set at the direction of the Court after reviewing the “Stipulated 9 Motion and Proposed Order for Continuation of Trial Date and Related Dates” submitted 10 11 by the parties on April 21, 2017. All other dates have already passed or are specified in the Local Civil Rules. If any of the dates identified in this Order or the Local Civil Rules 12 fall on a weekend or federal holiday, the act or event shall be performed on the next 13 business day. These are firm dates that can be changed only by order of the Court, not by 14 agreement of counsel or the parties. The Court will alter these dates only upon good 15 16 17 18 cause shown; failure to complete discovery within the time allowed is not recognized as good cause. If the trial date assigned to this matter creates an irreconcilable conflict, counsel 19 must notify Teri Roberts, the judicial assistant, at 206-370-8810 within 10 days of the 20 date of this Order and must set forth the exact nature of the conflict. A failure to do so 21 will be deemed a waiver. Counsel must be prepared to begin trial on the date scheduled, 22 but it should be understood that the trial may have to await the completion of other cases. 23 24 The settlement conference conducted between the close of discovery and the filing of dispositive motions requires a face-to-face meeting or a telephone conference between AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES - 2 1 persons with authority to settle the case. The settlement conference does not have to 2 involve a third-party neutral. 3 4 5 ALTERATIONS TO ELECTRONIC FILING PROCEDURES AND LOCAL RULES Information and procedures for electronic filing can be found on the Western District of Washington’s website at Pro se litigants may file 6 either electronically or in paper form. The following alterations to the Electronic Filing 7 Procedures apply in all cases pending before Judge Lasnik: 8 9 10 – Alteration to LCR 10(e)(9) - Effective July 1, 2014, the Western District of Washington will no longer accept courtesy copies in 3-ring binders. All courtesy copies 11 must be 3-hole punched, tabbed, and bound by rubber bands or clips. If any courtesy 12 copies are delivered to the intake desk or chambers in 3-ring binders, the binders will be 13 returned immediately. This policy does NOT apply to the submission of trial exhibits. 14 – Alteration to Section III, Paragraph M of the Electronic Filing Procedures - 15 Unless the proposed order is stipulated, agreed, or otherwise uncontested, the parties need 16 not e-mail a copy of the order to the judge’s e-mail address. 17 18 – Pursuant to LCR 10(e)(10), all references in the parties’ filings to exhibits should be as specific as possible (i.e., the reference should cite the specific page numbers, 19 paragraphs, line numbers, etc.). All exhibits must be marked to designate testimony or 20 evidence referred to in the parties’ filings. Filings that do not comply with LCR 10(e) 21 22 23 may be rejected and/or returned to the filing party, particularly if a party submits lengthy deposition testimony without highlighting or other required markings. 24 AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES - 3 1 – Alteration to LCR 7(d)(4) - Any motion in limine must be filed by the date set 2 forth above and noted on the motion calendar no earlier than the second Friday thereafter. 3 Any response is due on or before the Wednesday before the noting date. Parties may file 4 5 and serve reply memoranda, not to exceed nine pages in length, on or before the noting date. 6 PRIVACY POLICY 7 Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 and LCR 5.2, parties must redact 8 9 10 the following information from documents and exhibits before they are filed with the court: 11 * Dates of Birth - redact to the year of birth 12 * Names of Minor Children - redact to the initials 13 * Social Security Numbers and Taxpayer Identification Numbers - redact in their 14 entirety 15 * Financial Accounting Information - redact to the last four digits 16 * Passport Numbers and Driver License Numbers - redact in their entirety 17 18 All documents filed in the above-captioned matter must comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 and LCR 5.2. 19 COOPERATION 20 As required by LCR 37(a), all discovery matters are to be resolved by agreement if 21 22 23 possible. Counsel are further directed to cooperate in preparing the final pretrial order in the format required by LCR 16.1, except as ordered below. 24 AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES - 4 1 2 TRIAL EXHIBITS The original and one copy of the trial exhibits are to be delivered to chambers five 3 days before the trial date. Each exhibit shall be clearly marked. Exhibit tags are 4 5 available in the Clerk’s Office. The Court hereby alters the LCR 16.1 procedure for numbering exhibits: plaintiff’s exhibits shall be numbered consecutively beginning with 6 1; defendant’s exhibits shall be numbered consecutively beginning with 500. Duplicate 7 documents shall not be listed twice: once a party has identified an exhibit in the pretrial 8 9 10 order, any party may use it. Each set of exhibits shall be submitted in a three-ring binder with appropriately numbered tabs. SETTLEMENT 11 12 Should this case settle, counsel shall notify the Deputy Clerk, Kerry Simonds, at 13 206-370-8519, as soon as possible. Pursuant to LCR 11(b), an attorney who fails to give 14 the Deputy Clerk prompt notice of settlement may be subject to such discipline as the 15 Court deems appropriate. 16 17 18 19 20 Dated this 24th day of April, 2017. A Robert S. Lasnik United States District Judge 21 22 23 24 AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES - 5

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