Donovan, Timothy v. Black, Kenneth B.
ORDER setting deadlines and guidelines on pretrial submissions. Signed by District Judge William M. Conley on 8/17/12. (krj)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
KENNETH B. BLACK,
The court will issue its decision on defendant’s pending motion for summary
judgment shortly. In anticipation of the upcoming trial, the court revises and adopts the
following deadlines and guidelines on pre-trial submissions:
IT IS ORDERED that:
1) on or before Friday, August 31, 2012 the parties shall provide opposing
counsel and the court:
Rule 26(a)(3) disclosures.
Motions in limine.
c) A short, written narrative statement of each expert’s
background and experience. These statements will be read to the
jury and no proof will be received on the matters covered unless
an objection to the narrative statement is filed.
2) On or before Friday, September 7, 2012, the parties shall provide
opposing counsel and the court:
a) Exhibit lists. Any exhibits not listed shall be excluded from
admission into evidence except upon good cause shown.
b) A list of portions of depositions, to be offered into evidence at
trial, by page and line references for witnesses unavailable at
trial. Extensive reading from depositions is strongly discouraged.
Toward that end, the proponent of a deposition may -- though is
not required to -- prepare a written narrative summary of some or
all deposition transcripts the party intends to offer into evidence,
with annotated page and line references in parenthesis after each
sentence, in lieu of part or all of the narrative of questions and
Additional voir dire questions.
Proposed verdict forms.
e) Proposed jury instructions, including the briefing ordered
In addition to electronically filing voir dire questions, verdict
forms and jury instructions, please submit to the court an
electronic copy of each in Microsoft Word format to
3) On or before Friday, September 14, 2012, the parties shall provide
opposing counsel and the court:
Responses to motions in limine.
Objections to exhibits.
c) Responses to opposing parties’ voir dire questions, verdict
forms, and jury instructions.
d) Objections and counter designations to proffered deposition
4) Counsel are directed to consult in good faith and reach resolution on
the admissibility of exhibits to the extent possible. Each party shall file
copies of any contested exhibits they intend to offer with the court by
12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012.
5) The final pre-trial conference shall be held on Tuesday, September 25,
2012 at 4:00 p.m.
6) The trial shall commence Monday, October 1, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. The
parties shall meet with the court at 8:30 a.m. that morning for any
matters that need to be brought to the court’s attention. The court
notes that this trial may start later in the week, as other trials are also
scheduled to commence on Monday. The timing of this trial will be
determined at the final pre-trial conference.
Entered this 17th day of August, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
WILLIAM M. CONLEY
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