United States District Court, N.D. California
PRETRIAL ORDER NO. 1
GONZALEZ ROGERS, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
considered the filings to date and the arguments and other
submissions at the Pretrial Conference, held on May 19, 2017,
for good cause shown the Court enters the following orders:
Trial Date and Schedule: The trial
of this matter is confirmed for Monday, August 21, 2017, with
an alternative date of August 28, 2017 should the case of Del
Real v. City of Long Beach, 15-2831 pending in the Central
District of California, proceed to trial. Counsel for
plaintiff shall advise the Court and counsel of the status of
the same by June 30, 2017.
Proceedings shall begin each day at 8:00 a.m. in United
States Federal Court, McKinleyville, California. Parties
should be prepared to proceed with jury selection on Friday,
August 18, 2017.
Evidence shall be presented to the jury generally on the
following daily schedule, Monday through Friday, from:
a. 8:30 a.m. to 10:15, then a fifteen minute break;
b. 10:30 a.m. to 12:15, then a forty-five minute break for
c. 1:00 p.m. to 2:45, then a fifteen-minute break; and
d. 3:00 p.m. to 4:30.
time may be scheduled for matters outside the presence of the
jury as necessary and determined by the Court. Sidebars are
not permitted. Counsel should be prepared to anticipate
issues so that they may be addressed outside of normal trial
hours. In this regard, Counsel should also be prepared to
reconvene with the Court before or after the start of the
The Court sets the next pre-trial conference for July 14,
2017 at 8:00 a.m.
For trial filings, the caption in this case shall reflect
only currently pending parties.
Standard Motions in Limine: The
Court hereby orders that: (a) witnesses shall be excluded
until testimony is completed; (b) there shall be no reference
to or evidence presented of settlement discussions,
mediation, or insurance; and (c) there shall be no reference
to or evidence presented of wealth or lack thereof of any
party except in the punitive damage phase of a case, to the
extent it exists.
motion in limine refers “to any motion,
whether made before or during trial, to exclude anticipated
prejudicial evidence before the evidence is actually