The opinion of the court was delivered by: KELLY
AND NOW, this 29th day of November, 1983, upon review of the pleadings filed to date and upon consideration of the matters discussed at a conference with counsel, the Court issues the following Memorandum Order to govern all further proceedings in this case:
1. All discovery shall be completed on or before February 15, 1984.
2. (Plaintiffs's) Pretrial Memorandum shall be prepared in accordance with this Order and Local Rule of Civil Procedure 21(c) and it shall be filed on or before March 1, 1984.
3. (Defendants's) Pretrial Memorandum shall be prepared in accordance with this Order and Local Rule of Civil Procedure 21(c) and it shall be filed on or before March 15, 1984.
4. In addition to the items requested in Subsections 1 to 7 of the Local Rule of Civil Procedure 21(c), the Court directs the following:
(a) A summary of the qualifications of each expert witness and a specific identification of each discovery item and exhibit to be offered for identification or admission into evidence.
(b) A pre-trial conference will be held on March 20, 1984 at 9:30 a.m. The case will be placed in the trial pool on March 26, 1984.
(c) Pursuant to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 21(d)3), the court, of its own motion or at the request of one of the parties, may order futher conferences to narrow the issues or explore settlement, but it will not be necessary for counsel to prepare a proposed Pretrial Order in accordance with Local Rule of Civil Procedure 21(d)2 unless specifically ordered by the Court.
(d) The provisions of Local Rule of Civil Procedure 21(d)4 will be applicable to these proceedings.
(e) Failure to comply with the dates set forth above shall not be grounds for a continuance of the trial and such failure can result in the imposition of such sanctions as the Court deems appropriate.
(f) Because of the availability of the videotape recording equipment in the Federal Courthouse at minimal cost to counsel, requests for a continuance due to the absence of a medical or expert witness will not be favorably received by the Court.
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