Fisseha et al v. King County
AMENDED ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES. Jury Trial (3-6 days) is set for 9/9/2024 before Judge Robert S. Lasnik. Amended Pleadings due by 3/13/2024, Expert Witness Disclosure/Reports under FRCP 26(a)(2) due by 3/13/2024, Discovery complet ed by 5/12/2024, Attorney settlement conference to be held by 5/26/2024, Dispositive motions due by 6/11/2024, Motions in Limine due by 8/12/2024, Agreed Pretrial Order due by 8/28/2024, Voir dire/jury instructions/trial briefs due by 9/4/2024. Signed by Judge Robert S. Lasnik.(MJV)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
8 DANIEL H. FISSEHA, et al.,
Case No. 2:23-cv-00430-RSL
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TRIAL DATE & RELATED DATES
11 KING COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF
Deadline for amending pleadings
Reports from expert witnesses under FRCP 26(a)(2) due
September 9, 2024
March 13, 2024
March 13, 2024
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)
Discovery completed by
May 12, 2024
Settlement conference held no later than
May 26, 2024
All dispositive motions must be filed by and noted on the motion
calendar no later than the fourth Friday thereafter (see
June 11, 2024
August 12, 2024
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.
Agreed pretrial order due
August 28, 2024
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Pretrial conference to be scheduled by the Court
Trial briefs, proposed voir dire questions, proposed jury
instructions, and trial exhibits due
September 4, 2024
Length of Trial: 3-6 days
These dates are set at the direction of the Court after reviewing the parties’ submission.
6 Dkt. # 12. All other dates have already passed or are specified in the Local Civil Rules. If any
7 of the dates identified in this Order or the Local Civil Rules fall on a weekend or federal holiday,
8 the act or event shall be performed on the next business day. These are firm dates that can be
9 changed only by order of the Court, not by agreement of counsel or the parties. The Court will
10 alter these dates only upon good cause shown; failure to complete discovery within the time
11 allowed is not recognized as good cause.
If the trial date assigned to this matter creates an irreconcilable conflict, counsel must
13 notify Teri Roberts, the judicial assistant, at 206-370-8810 within 10 days of the date of this
14 Order and must set forth the exact nature of the conflict. A failure to do so will be deemed a
15 waiver. Counsel must be prepared to begin trial on the date scheduled, but it should be
16 understood that the trial may have to await the completion of other cases.
The settlement conference conducted between the close of discovery and the filing of
18 dispositive motions requires a face-to-face meeting or a telephone conference between persons
19 with authority to settle the case. The settlement conference does not have to involve a third20 party neutral.
ALTERATIONS TO ELECTRONIC FILING PROCEDURES AND LOCAL RULES
Information and procedures for electronic filing can be found on the Western District of
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1 Washington’s website at www.wawd.uscourts.gov. Pro se litigants may file either
2 electronically or in paper form. The following alterations to the Electronic Filing Procedures
3 apply in all cases pending before Judge Lasnik:
– Alteration to LCR 10(e)(9) - Effective July 1, 2014, the Western District of
5 Washington will no longer accept courtesy copies in 3-ring binders. All courtesy copies must be
6 3-hole punched, tabbed, and bound by rubber bands or clips. If any courtesy copies are delivered
7 to the intake desk or chambers in 3-ring binders, the binders will be returned immediately. This
8 policy does NOT apply to the submission of trial exhibits.
– Alteration to Section III, Paragraph M of the Electronic Filing Procedures - Unless the
10 proposed order is stipulated, agreed, or otherwise uncontested, the parties need not e-mail a copy
11 of the order to the judge’s e-mail address.
– Pursuant to LCR 10(e)(10), all references in the parties’ filings to exhibits should be as
13 specific as possible (i.e., the reference should cite the specific page numbers, paragraphs, line
14 numbers, etc.). All exhibits must be marked to designate testimony or evidence referred to in the
15 parties’ filings. Filings that do not comply with LCR 10(e) may be rejected and/or returned to
16 the filing party, particularly if a party submits lengthy deposition testimony without highlighting
17 or other required markings.
– Alteration to LCR 7(d)(4) - Any motion in limine must be filed by the date set forth
19 above and noted on the motion calendar no earlier than the second Friday thereafter. Any
20 response is due on or before the Wednesday before the noting date. Parties may file and serve
21 reply memoranda, not to exceed nine pages in length, on or before the noting date.
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 and LCR 5.2, parties must redact the
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1 following information from documents and exhibits before they are filed with the court:
* Dates of Birth - redact to the year of birth
* Names of Minor Children - redact to the initials
* Social Security Numbers and Taxpayer Identification Numbers - redact in their entirety
* Financial Accounting Information - redact to the last four digits
* Passport Numbers and Driver License Numbers - redact in their entirety
All documents filed in the above-captioned matter must comply with Federal Rule of
8 Civil Procedure 5.2 and LCR 5.2.
As required by LCR 37(a), all discovery matters are to be resolved by agreement if
11 possible. Counsel are further directed to cooperate in preparing the final pretrial order in the
12 format required by LCR 16.1, except as ordered below.
The original and one copy of the trial exhibits are to be delivered to chambers five days
15 before the trial date. Each exhibit shall be clearly marked. Exhibit tags are available in the
16 Clerk’s Office. The Court hereby alters the LCR 16.1 procedure for numbering exhibits:
17 plaintiff’s exhibits shall be numbered consecutively beginning with 1; defendant’s exhibits shall
18 be numbered consecutively beginning with 500. Duplicate documents shall not be listed twice:
19 once a party has identified an exhibit in the pretrial order, any party may use it. Each set of
20 exhibits shall be submitted in a three-ring binder with appropriately numbered tabs.
Should this case settle, counsel shall notify the Deputy Clerk, Victoria Ericksen at 206-
23 370-8517, as soon as possible. Pursuant to LCR 11(b), an attorney who fails to give the Deputy
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1 Clerk prompt notice of settlement may be subject to such discipline as the Court deems
Dated this 13th day of November, 2023.
ROBERT S. LASNIK
United States District Judge
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