The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sheila K. Oberto United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER SETTING PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE AND TRIAL DATES Pre-Trial Conference: 5/20/2013, at 3:00 p.m. Courtroom 7 Jury Trial 7/1/2013, at 8:30 a.m. Courtroom 7
This Court conducted a telephonic trial setting conference on April 4, 2013. Counsel Andrew Fishkin, Esq. appeared on behalf of Plaintiff. Gregory Myers, Esq., appeared on behalf of Defendants. The Court has set the following schedule in this action.
1. Pre-Trial Conference Date
May 20, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 7, before the Honorable Sheila K. Oberto, United States Magistrate Judge.
Not later than ten (10) days prior to the Pre-Trial Conference, the parties shall exchange the disclosures required pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(3).
Not later than seven (7) days prior to the Pre-Trial Conference, the parties are ORDERED to file a JOINT Pre-Trial Statement pursuant to Rule 281(a)(2) of the Local Rules for the United States District Court, Eastern District of California. The parties are further ORDERED to submit a digital copy of their Joint Pre-Trial Statement in WordPerfect X3*fn1 to Judge Oberto's chambers by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Counsel's attention is directed to Local Rules 281 and 282 regarding the obligations of counsel in preparing for the Pre-trial conference. The Court will insist upon strict compliance with those Rules. In addition to the matters set forth in the Local Rules, the Joint Pre-trial Statement shall include a Joint Statement of the case to be used by the Court to explain the nature of the case to the jury during voir dire.
At the Pre-trial conference, the Court will set deadlines, among others, to file motions in limine, final witness lists, exhibits, jury instructions, objections, and other trial documents.
July 1, 2013, at 8:30 a.m., in Courtroom 7, before the Honorable Sheila K. Oberto, United States Magistrate Judge.
b. Counsel's estimate of trial time: 3-5 days.
c. Counsel's attention is directed to Local Rule 285 for the United States District Court, Eastern District of California.
No Settlement Conference is currently scheduled. The parties are strongly encouraged to consider participating in a Settlement Conference. Once the parties determine when they wish to proceed with a Settlement Conference, the Court ORDERS the parties to contact Ms. Sujean Park, the Court's Pro Bono Program Director, at (916) 930-4278, or via email at email@example.com, and inform her regarding whether they ...