The opinion of the court was delivered by: Emmet G. Sullivan United States District Judge
In light of the Memorandum Opinion filed today denying in defendants' motion for summary judgment, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file by no later than March 14, 2003, a Joint Pretrial Statement in strict compliance with Local Rules 16.5(b) and 16.5(d)(1), (2) & (3). The parties are directed to make good faith efforts to agree on proposed voir dire questions and jury instructions; it is
FURTHER ORDERED that Local Rule 16.5(e) objections shall be filed by each party by no later than March 28, 2003; it is
FURTHER ORDERED that responses to objections shall be filed by April 11, 2003; it is
FURTHER ORDERED that replies shall be filed by April 22, 2003; it is
FURTHER ORDERED that there shall be no surreplies; it is
FURTHER ORDERED that in order to aid the Court in the expeditious resolution of pretrial issues, the following format shall be adhered to for the filing of objections, responses, and replies: (1) Each party shall convert each item listed in Rule 16.5 into a 2-column table, fill in the left side of the table with the party's statement, list, designation, etc., and then serve all counsel with a computer floppy disk of this submission.
Counsel shall certify that this version of the Rule 16.5 submission is identical to the one filed with the Court. (2 Opposing counsel shall file its Rule 16.5(e) objection by responding to each item point-by-point and filling in the right side of the table. A blank space will indicate to the Court that no objection exists. Two examples are provided below:
Plaintiff's Proposed Voir Dire Defendants' Objections
1. Do any of you, members of your family, or close friends have a personal or business relationship with any members of the Court, plaintiff or his counsel, or defendant or his counsel?
1. [Blank] [Indicates agreement.]