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Trustees of the Bricklayers Local No. 3 Pension Trust v. Capitol City Tile and Marble Inc.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


November 7, 2011

TRUSTEES OF THE BRICKLAYERS LOCAL NO. 3 PENSION TRUST;
TRUSTEES OF THE LOCAL NO. 7 PENSION TRUST;
TRUSTEES OF THE BRICKLAYERS LOCAL NO. 3 HEALTH AND WELFARE TRUST;
TRUSTEES OF THE BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTS LOCAL NO. 3 APPRENTICETRAINING TRUST; INTERNATIONAL UNION OF BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTSMEN, AFL-CIO, LOCAL UNION NO. 3, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND AS AGENT FOR ITS MEMBERS; TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION
OF BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTSMEN PENSION FUND; TRUSTEES OF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TILE INDUSTRY PENSION TRUST; TRUSTEES OF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TILE INDUSTRY HEALTH AND WELFARE TRUST FUND; TRUSTEES OF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TILE INDUSTRY APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING TRUST FUND; TILE INDUSTRY PROMOTION FUND OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC., A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CALIFORNIA CORPORATION; AND TILE
EMPLOYERS CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION FUND,
PLAINTIFFS,
v.
CAPITOL CITY TILE AND MARBLE INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION;
INTERNATIONAL FIDELITY INSURANCE COMPANY, A NEW JERSEY CORPORATION; AMERICAN CONTRACTORS INDEMNITY COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Maria-Elana James Chief United States Magistrate Judge

Kent Khtikian, Esq. (#99843) Conor D. Mack, Esq. (#253878) 2 Katzenbach and Khtikian 1714 Stockton Street, Suite 300 3 San Francisco, California 94133-2930 Telephone: (415) 834-1778 4 Facsimile: (415) 834-1842 5 Attorneys for Plaintiffs 6 Gaurav Bobby Kalra, Esq. (#219483) Veda Counsel, Attorneys at Law 7 770 L Street, Suite 950 Sacramento, California 95814 8 Telephone: (916) 492-6088 Facsimile: (916) 492-6087 9 Attorney for Defendant 10 CAPITOL CITY TILE AND MARBLE INC. 11 12

PLAINTIFFS' AND DEFENDANT CAPITOL CITY TILE & MARBLE INC.'S STIPULATION EXTENDING DATE FOR TRIAL, DISCOVERY CUT-OFF AND ALL OTHER RELATED DATES [proposed] ORDER

been negotiating a settlement in this matter for several months; 0 participated in a Settlement Conference before Magistrate Judge Nandor J. Vadas on October 19, 11 2011; 12 13 postponed discovery while negotiating a settlement; 14 15 believe they are close to reaching a settlement in this matter; 17 the only parties that have appeared in this matter; 18 19 hereby stipulate to extend the discovery cut-off date, the date for trial and all other dates in the 20 Court's April 26, 2011 Case Management Order for a period of One Hundred Twenty (120) days; 21 22 extending discovery cut-off date, the date for trial and all other dates in the Court's April 26, 23 2011 Case Management Order for a period of One Hundred Twenty (120) days. 24

SO STIPULATED 25

WHEREAS plaintiffs and defendant CAPITOL CITY TILE AND MARBLE INC., have

WHEREAS plaintiffs and defendant CAPITOL CITY TILE AND MARBLE INC.,

WHEREAS plaintiffs and defendant CAPITOL CITY TILE AND MARBLE INC., have

WHEREAS plaintiffs and defendant CAPITOL CITY TILE AND MARBLE INC.,

WHEREAS plaintiffs and defendant CAPITOL CITY TILE AND MARBLE INC., are

WHEREAS plaintiffs and defendant CAPITOL CITY TILE AND MARBLE INC.,

NOW THEREFORE, the parties hereto request that the Court at this time enter this order

VEDA COUNSEL

I, Conor Mack, declare that Gaurav Kalra, attorney for Defendant Capitol City Tile & Marble Inc., has signed the Stipulation set forth above and that I have in my possession his 11 signatures on this document.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

Executed this 5th day of November 2011, in San Francisco, California.

/s/ Conor Mack Conor D. Mack

[proposed] ORDER

Disclosure of Expert Witnesses:

The deadline for serving the name, address, qualifications, resume, and a written report 4 which complies with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2)(B) of any expert witness is 5 extended by 120 days, from 11/11/2011 to 3/11/2012. 6

Rebuttal Expert Witnesses:

The deadline for serving the name, address, qualifications, resume, and a written report 8 which complies with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2)(B) of any rebuttal expert witness 9 is extended by 120 days, from 11/21/2011 to 3/21/2012. 10

Close of Discovery:

The deadline for completing all discovery, including depositions of expert witnesses, is 12 extended by 120 days, from 12/6/2011 to 4/4/2012. 13

Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b) and Civil Local Rule 26-2, a discovery 14 request or stipulation that calls for responses or depositions after the discovery cut-off date is 15 not enforceable except by order of the Court and upon a showing of good cause. 16

Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 26-2, no motions to compel discovery (including joint 17 letters 18 and requests for telephonic conferences under Magistrate Judge James' discovery standing 19 order) may be filed later than 10 days after the discovery cut-off date. 20

Dispositive Motions:

The deadline for filing, serving, and noticing all dispositive motions is extended by 120 22 days, from 1/5/2012 to 5/5/2012. The parties shall file a joint statement of undisputed facts 23 pursuant to CivilLocal Rule 56-2(b) when filing a motion for summary judgment. 24

The Court shall hear dispositive motions on 6/7/2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom B, 15th Floor of the Federal Building, located at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California. 26

Exchange and filing of Trial Papers:

1. By 8/9/2012, lead counsel who will try the case shall meet and confer with respect to 28 the preparation and content of the joint pretrial conference statement and shall exchange (but not file or lodge) the papers described in paragraph 2 below. 2

2. By 8/24/2012, counsel shall file the papers described in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(3) and a joint pretrial conference statement including the following: 4

(A) Substance of the Action: A brief description of the substance of claims and defenses which remain to be decided.

(B) Relief Prayed: A detailed statement of all the relief claimed, particularly itemizing all elements of damages claimed as well as witnesses, documents or other evidentiary material to be presented concerning the amount of damages.

(C) Undisputed Facts: A plain and concise statement of all relevant facts not reasonably disputable, as well as which facts parties will stipulate for incorporation into the trial record without the necessity of supporting testimony or exhibits.

(D) Disputed Factual Issues: A plain and concise statement of all disputed factual issues which remain to be decided.

(E) Agreed Statement: A statement assessing whether all or part of the action may be presented upon an agreed statement of facts.

(F) Stipulations: A statement of stipulations requested or proposed for pretrial or trial purposes.

(G) Witness list: A list of all witnesses to be called for trial. The parties shall submit a page-length detailed summary of the substance of the proposed testimony of each witness, which shall also specify to which disputed fact the testimony relates, and an estimate of the time required for direct and cross examination of each witness.

(H) Exhibit list: A list of all exhibits to be offered at trial. The list shall state each proposed exhibit by its number or alphabetical letter, description and sponsoring witness. All documents shall be authenticated prior to trial.

(I) No party shall be permitted to offer any witness or exhibit that is not disclosed in its witness or exhibit list, except with leave of the Court for good cause shown.

disputes prior to filing motions in limine.

12 pursuant to Ninth Circuit authority, for all significant disputed issues of law, including 13 foreseeable procedural and evidentiary issues, by 9/7/2012. 14

(J) Estimated Time of Trial: An estimate of the number of hours needed for the presentation of each party's case.

(K) Settlement: A statement summarizing the status of the parties' settlement negotiations.

3. Motions in limine: Counsel are directed to meet and confer to resolve any evidentiary

(A) Any motions in limine shall be filed by 8/23/2012.

(B) Any Opposition to motions in limine shall be filed by 8/30/2012.

(C) These matters will be deemed submitted on the papers without oral argument, unless the Court orders otherwise.

4. Trial Briefs: Counsel shall file trial briefs setting forth the applicable legal standard,

5. Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law:

(A) Counsel shall file joint proposed findings of facts and conclusions of law by 9/7/2012. Counsel shall deliver to the Courtroom Deputy a copy of their statements on portable storage medium in WordPerfect format. The label shall include the name of the parties, the case number and be entitled "Joint Proposed Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law."

(B) Counsel shall file their disputed findings of fact and conclusions of law by 9/7/2012. Counsel shall deliver to the Courtroom Deputy a copy of their statements on portable storage medium in WordPerfect format. The label shall include the name of the parties, the case number and be entitled "Disputed Proposed Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law."

Pretrial Conference:

On 9/6/2012 at 10:00 a.m., the Court shall hold a pretrial conference in Courtroom B, 15th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California. Lead counsel who will try the 28 case must attend the pretrial conference. The purpose of the pretrial conference is for the Court to rule on any issues raised in the pretrial conference statement, motions in limine, and 2 to discuss the trial of the case. conference to address any outstanding trial issues. 6

8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). The trial shall last 3 days. 9

10 be shown to a witness but not admitted into evidence, counsel shall bring the original plus three 11 copies of the documents. The original document will be handed to the Court during 12 testimony and the copies will be given to the witness during the examination and to opposing 13 counsel. 14

24 premarked exhibits for opposing counsel, and two binders which contain a copy of each 25 side's premarked exhibits for the Court. The premarked exhibit binders are to be designated 26 with label dividers and given to the Courtroom Deputy on the morning of the trial. 27

Final Pretrial Conference:

On 10/4/2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom B, the Court shall hold a final pretrial

Trial Date:

1. The trial shall commence on 10/9/2012 (Trial schedule: Tuesday through Friday, 9:30

2. For any documents, including the deposition of a witness testifying at trial, which will

3. (A) Counsel shall maintain their own exhibits during trial. Exhibits are to be premarked with exhibit tags attached to the upper left-hand corner. If a photo or chart is being used as an exhibit, the exhibit tag should be placed on the back side of the exhibit. The Court will only admit premarked exhibits which were listed on the earlier filed exhibit list.

(B) Plaintiff shall mark the exhibits numerically; Defendant shall mark the exhibits alphabetically. The exhibit markers shall each contain the name and number of the case, the number or alphabetical letter of the exhibit, and blank spaces to accommodate the date admitted and the Deputy Clerk's initials.

4. On the day of trial, counsel shall bring the original premarked exhibits, a copy of the Sanctions:

Failure to comply with this Order is cause for sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(f). 2

Transcripts and Recording Devices:

1. Counsel requesting a daily transcript shall contact Debra Campbell, Supervisor Court Reporting Services, at (415) 522-2079, at least ten days in advance of the trial date. 5

2. If any video or tape recording equipment or demonstrative devices will be used, a signed order will need to be obtained at least ten days in advance of the trial date for the items to 7 clear security. 8 Questions:

All questions regarding these instructions should be directed to Brenda Tolbert, Courtroom Deputy Clerk to Judge James, at (415) 522-4708. 11

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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