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Silvia v. Verizon Communications, Inc.

United States District Court, N.D. California

July 15, 2016

DEBBIE SILVIA, et al., Plaintiffs,

          PRETRIAL ORDER NO. 1


         Following the Further Case Management Conference held on July 13, 2016, IT IS ORDERED THAT:


Deadline to Amend Pleadings:

August 12, 2016

Deadline to Complete Court-Sponsored ADR:

October 11, 2016

Further Case Management Conference:

January 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Fact Discovery Cut-Off:

March 17, 2017

Expert Witness Disclosures:

March 31, 2017

Rebuttal Expert Witness Disclosures:

April 14, 2017

Deadline to File Dispositive Motions:

April 27, 2017

Expert Discovery Cutoff:

April 28, 2017

Deadline to File Oppositions to Dispositive Motions:

May 18, 2017

Deadline to File Replies to Dispositive Motions:

May 25, 2017

Deadline for Hearing Dispositive Motions:

June 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

         If any defendant files a dispositive motion prior to the deadline, the parties shall agree to a briefing schedule that gives Plaintiffs two rather than three weeks to respond, if requested. Plaintiff shall agree to a similar courtesy with respect to the deadline for reply briefs, if requested.

         II. TRIAL DATE

         A. Jury trial will begin on August 7, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., in Courtroom F, 15th Floor, U.S. District Court, 450 Golden Gate, San Francisco, California.

         B. The Court is expecting the length of the trial to not exceed 7 court days.


         A Final Pretrial Conference shall be held on July 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom F, 15th Floor. Lead trial counsel for each party shall attend.

         A. At least seven days prior to date of the Final Pretrial Conference the parties shall do the following:

1. In lieu of preparing a Joint Pretrial Conference Statement, the parties shall meet and confer in person, and then prepare and file a jointly signed Proposed Final Pretrial Order that contains: (a) a brief description of the substance of claims and defenses which remain to be decided; (b) a statement of all relief sought; (c) all stipulated facts; (d) a joint exhibit list in numerical order, including a brief description of the exhibit and Bates numbers, a blank column for when it will be offered into evidence, a blank column for when it may be received into evidence, and a blank column for any limitations on its use; and (e) each party’s separate witness list for its case-in-chief witnesses (including those appearing by deposition), including, for all such witnesses (other than party plaintiffs or defendants), a short statement of the substance of his/her testimony and, separately, what, if any, non-cumulative testimony the witness will offer. For each witness, state an hour/minute time estimate for the direct examination (only). Items (d) and (e) should be submitted as appendices to the proposed order. The proposed order should also state which issues, if any, are for the Court to decide, rather than the jury.
2. File a joint set of proposed instructions on substantive issues of law arranged in a logical sequence. If undisputed, an instruction shall be identified as “Stipulated Instruction No. __ Re __, ” with the blanks filled in as appropriate. If disputed, each version of the instruction shall be inserted together, back to back, in their logical place in the overall sequence. Each such disputed instruction shall be identified as, for example, “Disputed Instruction No. __ Re __ Offered by __, ” with the blanks filled in as appropriate. All disputed versions of the same basic instruction shall bear the same number. Any modifications to a form instruction must be plainly identified. If a party does not have a counter version and simply contends that no such instruction in any version should be given, then that party should so state (and explain why) on a separate page inserted in lieu of an alternate version. With respect to form preliminary instructions, general instructions, or concluding instructions, please simply cite to the numbers of the requested instructions in the current edition of the Ninth Circuit Model Jury Instructions. Other than citing the numbers, the parties shall not include preliminary, general, or concluding instructions in the packet.
3. File a separate memorandum of law in support of each party’s disputed instructions, if any, organized ...

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