Jack et al v. Asbestos Corporation Ltd et al

Filing 184

MINUTE ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES by Judge James L. Robart; Length of Trial: *15 days*. Jury Trial is set for 10/15/2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14106 before Judge James L. Robart. Joinder of Parties due by 7/18/2017, Status Conf erence set for 3/21/2018 at 10:30 AM before Judge James L. Robart, Amended Pleadings due by 4/18/2018, Discovery completed by 6/18/2018, Dispositive motions due by 7/17/2018, Expert Witness Disclosure/Reports under FRCP 26(a)(2) due by 4/18/2 018, Motions due by 5/18/2018, Motions in Limine due by 9/4/2018, Pretrial Order due by 9/24/2018, Attorney settlement conference to be held by 8/16/2018, Voir dire/jury instructions/trial briefs due by 10/9/2018, Pretrial Conference set for 10/1/2018 at 02:00 PM before Judge James L. Robart. (AD)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 5 6 7 PATRICK JACK, et al., No. C17-0537JLR 8 9 10 11 Plaintiffs, v. ASBESTOS CORPORATION LTD, et al., 12 13 MINUTE ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES Defendants. JURY TRIAL DATE October 15, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Length of Trial 15 days Deadline for joining additional parties July 18, 2017 Status Conference to be attended by all parties March 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. 19 Deadline for amended pleadings April 18, 2018 20 Disclosure of expert testimony under FRCP 26(a)(2) April 18, 2018 All motions related to discovery must be filed by (see LCR 7(d)) May 18, 2018 24 Discovery completed by June 18, 2018 25 All dispositive motions and motions challenging expert witness testimony must be filed by (see LCR 7(d)) July 17, 2018 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 23 26 ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES – 1 1 2 Settlement conference held no later than August 16, 2018 September 4, 2018 5 All motions in limine must be filed by All motions in limine shall be filed as one motion. 6 Agreed pretrial order due September 24, 2018 Deposition Designations must be submitted to the court (not filed on CM/ECF) by (see LCR 32(e)) September 26, 2018 10 Pretrial conference to be held at 2:00 PM on October 1, 2018 11 Trial briefs, proposed voir dire, jury instructions by October 9, 2018 3 4 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Motions in limine raised in trial briefs will not be considered. The court is aware of the unique circumstances of this case, particularly the health of one of the plaintiffs and the large number of defendants. Accordingly, the court reviewed the parties’ joint status report carefully and accommodated the parties’ requests when possible. 19 All other dates are specified in the Local Civil Rules. If any of the dates 20 identified in this Order or the Local Civil Rules fall on a weekend or federal holiday, 21 the act or event shall be performed on the next business day. These are firm dates 22 that can be changed only by order of the court, not by agreement of counsel or 23 parties. The court will alter these dates only upon good cause shown: failure to 24 complete discovery within the time allowed is not recognized as good cause. 25 As required by LCR 37(a), all discovery matters are to be resolved by 26 agreement if possible. In addition, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16, the Court “direct[s] that before moving for an order relating to discovery, the movant ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES – 2 1 must request a conference with the court” by notifying Ashleigh Drecktrah at 2 (206) 370-8520. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(b)(3)(B)(v). 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Counsel are directed to cooperate in preparing the final pretrial order in the format required by LCR 16.1, except as ordered below. The original and one copy of the trial exhibits are to be delivered to the courtroom deputy by close of business the Thursday before trial. Each exhibit shall be clearly marked. Plaintiffs’ exhibits shall be numbered consecutively beginning with 1; Defendants’ exhibits shall be numbered consecutively beginning with A−1. Duplicate documents shall not be listed twice: once a party has identified an exhibit in the pretrial order, any party may use it. Each set of exhibits shall be submitted in a 10 11 12 13 three−ring binder with appropriately numbered tabs. Counsel must be prepared to begin trial on the date scheduled, but it should be understood that the trial may have to await the completion of other cases. Should this case settle, counsel shall notify Ashleigh Drecktrah at 14 (206) 370-8520 as soon as possible. An attorney who fails to give the Deputy Clerk 15 prompt notice of settlement may be subject to such discipline as the court deems 16 appropriate. 17 A copy of this Minute Order shall be mailed to all counsel of record. 18 DATED: June 22, 2017. 19 s/ Ashleigh Drecktrah_____ Ashleigh Drecktrah, Deputy Clerk to Hon. James L. Robart (206) 370-8520 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES – 3

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