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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO CIVIL CASE INFORMATION STATEMENT (CIS) CAPTION CASE NO. Consent to the Jurisdiction of a Magistrate Judge YES NO JUDGE: If YES, have You Filled Out the Appropriate Form? YES NO MAGISTRATE JUDGE: TRACK ASSIGNMENT REQUESTED Administrative Expedited Standard Complex Mass Torts ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION - IS THIS CASE SUITABLE FOR DISPOSITION BY ADR? IF SO, BY WHICH ADR PROCESS(ES): Early Neutral Evaluation See LR 16.5(a) Mediation Arbitration Summary Jury Trial See LR 16.8(a) Summary Bench Trial See LR 16.9(a) Other See LR 16.6(a) See LR 16.7(a) See LR 16.10 Is this case suitable for electronic filing? (See guidelines on next page) Yes No, if no, why not Briefly describe the case; include any special characteristics that may warrant extended discovery or accelerated disposition. If complex or expedited track assignment is requested, explain why. (Use Separate Sheet if Additional Space is Required): RELATED CASE? YES NO CASE NO. JUDGE TELEPHONE NUMBER ATTORNEY NAME AND BAR I.D. NUMBER FIRM NAME AND ADDRESS PARTY NAME - DOCUMENT TYPE The information provided on the CIS statement will be used for administrative purposes only LR 3.13(b) 2002 © American LegalNet, Inc. CASE INFORMATION STATEMENT (CIS) LR 3.13(b) EVALUATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF CASES LR 16.2(b) The Court shall consider and apply the following factors in assigning cases to a particular track: EXPEDITED: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) Legal Issues: Few and Clear Required discovery: Limited Number of Real Parties in Interest: Few Number of Fact Witnesses: Up to five (5) Expert Witnesses: None Likely Trial Days: Less than five (5) Suitability for ADR: High Character and Nature of Damage Claim: Usually a fixed amount Legal Issues: More than a few, some unsettled Required Discovery: Routine Number of Real Parties in Interest: Up to five (5) Number of Fact Witnesses: Up to ten (10) Expert Witnesses: Two (2) or three (3) Likely Trial Days: five (5) to ten (10) Suitability for ADR: Moderate to high Character and Nature of Damage Claims: Routine Legal Issues: Numerous, complicated and possibly unique Required Discovery: Extensive Number of Real Parties in Interest: More than five (5) Number of Witnesses: More than ten (10) Expert Witnesses: More than three (3) Likely Trial Days: More than ten (10) Suitability for ADR: Moderate Character and Nature of Damage Claims: Usually requiring expert testimony Cases that, based on the Court's prior experience, are likely to result in default or consent judgment or can be resolved on the pleadings or by motion. STANDARD: COMPLEX: ADMINISTRATIVE: MASS TORT: Cases will be assigned to this track in accordance with a special management plan adopted by the Court. ****************************** ELECTRONIC FILING GUIDELINES Electronic filing may be beneficial for a wide variety of cases. Cases best suited for electronic filing may include those in which: ! ! Parties filing or requiring service are reasonably identifiable and will be represented by counsel. Parties filing or requiring service have or can acquire access to a computer, the world wide web and, where necessary, a scanner. The number and/or size of documents that are likely to be scanned before they are electronically filed is not unreasonable. While scanned documents can be electronically filed, numerous or voluminous documents that need to be imaged may be cumbersome to create, transmit or retrieve. Computerized textual documents, however, may be unlimited in size, subject to Local Rules or Orders regarding page limitations. 2002 © American LegalNet, Inc. !