United States District Court, N.D. California
PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER
Jacqueline Scott Corley United States Magistrate Judge.
the initial Case Management Conference held on September 12,
2019, IT IS ORDERED THAT:
CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULE
Deadline to Move to Amend Pleadings:
January 10, 2020
Fact Discovery Cut-Off:
June 29, 2020
Expert Witness Disclosures:
September 7, 2020
Rebuttal Expert Witness Disclosures:
September 30, 2020
Deadline for Hearing Dispositive Motions:
August 15, 2020
Expert Discovery Cutoff:
October 25, 2020
parties are referred to ENE to occur within 90 days of the
date of this Order. A Case Management Conference regarding
discovery is scheduled for October 15, 2019, and a joint
statement regarding any discovery issues is due October 13,
2019. A further Case Management Conference is scheduled for
January 23, 2020 in Courtroom F, 450 Golden Gate Ave., San
Francisco, CA. An updated Joint Case Management Conference
Statement is due January 16, 2020.
trial will begin on December 7, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., in
Courtroom F, 15th Floor, U.S. District Court, 450 Golden
Gate, San Francisco, California.
Court is expecting the length of the trial to not exceed 5-7
Pretrial Conference shall be held on November 19, 2020, at
2:00 p.m., in Courtroom F, 15th Floor. Lead trial counsel for
each party shall attend.
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 by
4. File a joint set of proposed voir dire questions
supplemented as necessary by separate requests.
5. File trial briefs on any controlling issues of law.
6. File proposed verdict forms, joint or separate.
7. File and serve any objections to exhibits.
8. File a joint simplified Statement of the Case to be read
to the jury during voir dire as part of the proposed jury
instructions. Unless the case is extremely complex, this
statement should not exceed one page.
motions in limine shall be submitted as follows: at least
twenty (20) calendar days before the conference, the moving
party shall serve, but not file, the opening brief. At least
ten (10) calendar days before the conference, the responding
party shall serve the opposition. There will be no reply.
When the oppositions are received, the moving party should
collate the motion and the opposition together, back-to-back,
and then file the paired sets at least seven (7) calendar
days before the conference. Each motion should be presented
in a separate memorandum and properly identified, for
example, “Plaintiff's Motion in Limine No. 1 to
Exclude . . . .” Each party is limited to bringing five
motions in limine. The parties are encouraged to ...