UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Northern District of California
October 3, 2011
RICHARD A DUSTE,
CHEVRON PRODUCTS CO, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Maria-Elena James Chief United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER RE LEAVE TO SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF AND SUPPORTING AUTHORITY
During trial on October 3, 2011, Defendant raised an objection to comments made in of his damages. The Court heard argument from the parties and issued a ruling sustaining Defendant's objection, thereby limiting Plaintiff to presenting evidence regarding his damages resulting from the alleged slanderous statement only,
Plaintiff's opening statement regarding the scope
Plaintiff, however, argued that certain
evidence would be excluded by the Court's ruling that is also which is consistent with Defendant's Motion in Limine No. 3, which Plaintiff did not oppose.
relevant to showing damages resulting from the alleged slander and ratification by Chevron. 19 To ensure that the parties have a full and fair opportunity to argue this issue, the Court will permit the parties to each file a brief -- no more than 5 pages in length -- setting forth their positions 21 and supporting legal authority, including citations to prior Orders and submissions from the parties 22 and any relevant exhibits in the record. Counsel shall e-file the briefs no later than 8:00 a.m. on 23 October 4, 2011. The Court will hear argument from counsel at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom D.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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