United States District Court, D. North Dakota, North Western Division
Thomas James Mashburn, on behalf of himself and his three minor daughters, H.R.M., M.J.M., and B.A.M.; and Jessica Nicole Mashburn, on behalf of herself and her two minor daughters, S.N.J. and B.A.M, Plaintiffs,
Caisee Sandusky, individually and in her official capacity as an Officer with the Minot Police Department; Jason Sundbakken, individually and in his official capacity as a Lieutenant with the Minot Police Department; Darren Dyke, in his official capacity as a Detective with the Minot Police Department; Dan Maroney, in his official capacity as a Sergeant with the Minot Police Department; Charles S. Johnson, in his official capacity as an Officer with the Minot Police Department; Minot Police Department; City of Minot, a political subdivision of the State of North Dakota; Jay Rasberry; Collin Ferguson; Joseph Brann; Marina Carrillo Matthews; and Miranda Nichols; Defendants.
ORDER FOR FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE
CHARLES S. MILLER, Jr., Magistrate Judge.
IT IS ORDERED:
A final pretrial conference will be held before the magistrate judge on June 9, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. The conference will be conducted via telephone conference. The parties shall call the number and enter the access code provided by separate email at the scheduled time.
PRIOR TO PRETRIAL CONFERENCE
Prior to the date of the final pretrial conference, counsel shall confer in person or by telephone for the purpose of examining and marking exhibits as detailed below. Within two (2) days of the Final Pretrial Conference, counsel shall e-mail the following documents to ndd_J-Miller@ndd.uscourts.gov in "Wordperfect" or "Word" format:
(1) An exhibit list for each party;
(2) A witness list for each party; and
(3) Expert Reports.
Exhibits: Counsel are directed to complete the physical marking and numbering of all papers and objects that are expected to be introduced as exhibits. The exhibits are to be marked with an exhibit sticker. The parties must number the exhibits consecutively, with each party using separate numbers with sufficient gaps for unanticipated or rebuttal exhibits (e.g., the plaintiff using numbers P1-P20 and the defendant using numbers D50-D70). The exhibits shall be listed in the form of the Exhibit List posted on the court's website (http://www.ndd.uscourts.gov/forms/). Counsel will retain the exhibits in their possession but shall submit the list with the Final Pretrial Statement as a separate document. Counsel must disclose and list all exhibits relating to an issue on which their client has the burden of proof or the burden of going forward with the evidence. Each listed exhibit shall be designated as "will offer" or "may offer." Documents to be used solely for rebuttal purposes need not be numbered or listed until identified at trial.
Failure to list an exhibit required by this order to be listed or to disclose such exhibit to adverse counsel will result, except upon a showing of good cause, in the nonadmissibility of the exhibit into evidence at the trial. Each party shall make its exhibits available for inspection by other parties prior to the pretrial conference.
For each listed exhibit, counsel shall determine whether they will stipulate to admissibility for all purposes or at least waive foundation for the opposing party's exhibits. The court strongly encourages such agreement and expects counsel to waive foundation unless there is a strong, specific objection to a particular exhibit. Any stipulation to admissibility or waiver of foundation shall be indicated in the appropriate column on the exhibit list.
Witness Lists: Each party shall prepare a witness list, which shall include the following information: (1) the name of the witness; (2) whether the witness "will be called" or "may be called;"; (3) whether the testimony will be by written deposition, video deposition, or video conference if the witness will not be appearing in person; and (4) whether or not the witness is an expert.
Expert Reports: Copies of expert reports prepared in accordance with Rule 26(a)(2)(B) by those experts the parties anticipate calling as witnesses shall be e-mailed to ...