United States District Court, N.D. California
ORDER FOR PRETRIAL PREPARATION
THELTON E. HENDERSON, JUDGE.
cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
TRIAL PATE. Trial before the COURT/JURY will begin
in Courtroom No. 2 on May 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM. If the Court
advises counsel that they must be prepared to go to trial on
a trailing basis, then the trial will begin as soon after the
scheduled date as possible. The trial shall last for an
estimated 8 trial days. The trial of liability and damages
issues SHALL/SHALL NOT be separate.
PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. The Court will hold a pretrial
conference on Monday, May 8, 2017 ___, at 3:00 PM. Counsel
who intend to try the case must attend the pretrial
Discovery Cutoff. All discovery, except for
depositions of expert witnesses, shall be completed on or
before February 6, 2017 ___. All depositions of expert
witnesses shall be completed no later than 7 calendar days
before the pretrial conference.
Disclosures Regarding Expert Witnesses. Plaintiffs
shall comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2)(A)
(i.e., disclose the identity of any person who may be used at
trial to present expert testimony) no later than 45 calendar
days before the pretrial conference. Defendants shall
disclose the identity of their expert witnesses no later than
30 calendar days before the pretrial conference. The parties
shall comply with the written report requirements of Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2)(B) within 14 calendar days
of disclosing the identity of their experts. Failure to
comply with these deadlines will prevent a witness from
testifying as an expert.
Discovery Disputes. Unless otherwise ordered by the
Court, all discovery matters are hereby referred for
assignment to a magistrate judge. Please call the Courtroom
Deputy at (415) 522-2047 to obtain a random assignment to a
specific Magistrate Judge before filing any papers relating
PRETRIAL MOTIONS (EXCEPT MOTIONS IN LIMINE).
parties should file pretrial motions to resolve any purely
legal substantive issues. Such issues may not be resolved by
motions in limine (see page 6, paragraph 6(a)). Any party
that attempts to resolve a purely legal substantive issue by
a motion in limine, or by any motion filed after the deadline
below, may expect the imposition of substantial sanctions for
failure to comply with this order.
pretrial motions, except motions in limine, shall be heard no
later than 45 calendar days before the scheduled trial date.
Accordingly, all such motions must be noticed for
hearing no later than Monday, April 3, 2017 ___. They
must be filed at least 35 days in advance of the
hearing date, or no later than Monday, February 27, 2017 ___.
Civ. L.R. 7-2(a).
PRETRIAL CONFERENCE STATEMENT.
Required Meeting and Disclosure Prior to Pretrial
Conference. Lead counsel who will try the case shall
meet and confer on or before April 7, 2017 (at least 30
calendar days before the pretrial conference). At that time,
they shall discuss:
(1) Prospects for settling the action;
(2) The preparation and content of the joint pretrial
(3) The preparation and exchange of pretrial materials to be
served and lodged ...