Rules are scheduled for 9:00 a.m.
Rule 10, Section 1
No motion relative to discovery will be heard by this Court unless
accompanied by a certificate of counsel for the moving party, stating
that counsel have conferred in person or by telephone for purposes of
amicably resolving the issues and stating why they are unable to agree
or stating that opposing counsel has willfully refused to confer after
All opposition and/or reply memoranda must be filed at least eight (8)
calendar days prior to the
time of the hearing. A copy of this memo should be hand delivered to the
law clerk in the division.
All trials are scheduled for
9:00 AM. Jury
Charges and Jury Interrogatories may be submitted electronically on disc.
All motions to set for trial are assigned a pre-trial/status conference date. If
local Rule 10, Section 1 has been complied with, trial dates are given at
this time. Otherwise, discovery deadlines are established.
Once a trial date is selected, the
only filing deadline is a "Joint Pre-trial Outline" due ten (10) days
prior to trial. A copy of the Outline is given out at the
pre-trial/status conference and/or mailed with the Notice of Trial.
The Joint Pre-Trial Outline must be completely filled out. There
are no reservations of rights.
In order to be heard, motions for
summary judgment, Daubert motions, and motions in limine must be
filed at least sixty (60) days prior to trial. The caption
for the motion should state the trial date.
All matters are pre-tried before
the Judge on the morning of trial. Additional conferences may be requested and scheduled as needed.
Rule 9.14, Appendix 8
All issues propounded in the principal and incidental demands have been
joined; that cases which should be consolidated have been consolidated;
all exceptions have been disposed of; motions for summary judgment
heard; all discovery completed; and that the case is ready for trial on
the merits. Mover must certify that counsel for ALL
parties have conferred in person, to confirm the foregoing!
Status conferences are set by the
Clerk or Minute Clerk depending on the reasons why a status conference is
Upon motion of any party, settlement
conferences may be set by either the Law Clerk or Minute Clerk. A
settlement conference may be requested at any time, but preferably after a trial date has been scheduled. Mandatory confidential quantum memoranda
or position papers
are due from all parties seventy-two (72) hours prior to the settlement
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