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Final Pre-Trial Order (Sample And Form)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Plaintiff, vs. Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL NO. CJRA TRACK: PRESUMPTIVE TRIAL MONTH: JUDGE: FINAL PRETRIAL ORDER This matter is before the Court at a Final Pretrial Conference held pursuant to Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: PLAINTIFF(S)' COUNSEL: (Insert name, address, and telephone number) DEFENDANT(S)' COUNSEL: (Insert name, address, and telephone number) I. NATURE OF THE CASE The parties should prepare a brief statement of the nature of the case including the claims of the parties (personal injury, Federal Tort claim, breach of contract, etc.). The principal purpose of this statement is to assist the Court in explaining the case to prospective jurors. II. JURISDICTION A. This is an action for: (State the remedy sought, such as damages, injunctive, or declaratory relief.) The jurisdiction of the Court is not disputed (or is disputed). B. Rev 12/09 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 1. If not disputed, state the statutory, constitutional, or other basis of jurisdiction. If disputed, the basis on which jurisdiction is contested. 2. III. UNCONTROVERTED FACTS The following facts are not disputed or have been agreed to or stipulated to by the parties: (This section should contain a comprehensive statement of facts which will become a part of the evidentiary record in the case and which, in jury trials, may be read to the jury.) Rev 12/09 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com IV. AGREED TO ISSUES OF LAW The parties agree that the following are the issues to be decided by the Court: V. A. WITNESSES List of witnesses plaintiff expects to call, including experts: 1. 2. Expert witnesses. Non-expert witnesses. B. List of witnesses defendant expects to call, including experts: 1. 2. Expert witnesses. Non-expert witnesses. If there are any third parties to the action, they should include an identical list of witnesses as that contained in parts A and B above. C. Rebuttal witnesses. Each of the parties may call such rebuttal witnesses as may be necessary, without prior notice thereof to the other party. VI. EXHIBITS The parties shall prepare and append to the Final Pretrial Order a Pretrial Exhibit Stipulation, which shall be on a separate schedule. The Pretrial Exhibit Stipulation shall contain the style of the case, be entitled "Pretrial Exhibit Stipulation," shall contain each party's numbered list of trial exhibits, other than impeachment exhibits, with objections, if any, to each exhibit, including briefly the basis of the objection. All parties shall list their exhibits in numerical order. Where practicable, copies of all exhibits to which there is an objection will be submitted with the stipulation. The burden for timely submission of a complete list is on plaintiff. Each party is to submit a pre-marked copy of each exhibit for the Court's use at trial. The list of exhibits shall be substantially in the following form: Rev 12/09 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com PRETRIAL EXHIBIT STIPULATION Plaintiff(s)' Exhibits Number Description Defendant(s)' Exhibits Number Description Objection If objection, state grounds Objection If objection, state grounds VII. DAMAGES An itemized statement of all damages, including special damages. VIII. BIFURCATED TRIAL Indicate whether the parties desire a bifurcated trial and, if so, why. IX. TRIAL BRIEFS Trial briefs should be filed with the Court at the Final Pretrial Conference on any difficult factual or evidentiary issue and also set forth a party's theory of liability or defense. X. LIMITATIONS, RESERVATIONS, AND OTHER MATTERS A. B. Trial Date. Trial of this cause is set for the week of __________________. Length of Trial. The probable length of trial is ____ days. The case will be listed on the trial calendar to be tried when reached. Mark Appropriate Box: JURY. . . . . . . . .____ NON-JURY. . . . ____ C. D. Number of Jurors. There shall be a minimum of six jurors. Jury Voir Dire. The Court will conduct voir dire. Limited participation by counsel may be permitted. If voir dire questions are to be tendered, they should be submitted with the Final Pretrial Order. Rev 12/09 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com E. Jury Instructions. All jury instructions shall be submitted as directed by the presiding judge and a copy delivered to opposing counsel. IT IS ORDERED that the Final Pretrial Order may be modified at the trial of the action or before to prevent manifest injustice or for good cause shown. Such modification may be made either on application of counsel for the parties or on motion of the Court. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: ___________________________ United States District Judge Rev 12/09 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Plaintiff, vs. Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL NO. CJRA TRACK: PRESUMPTIVE TRIAL MONTH: JUDGE: FINAL PRETRIAL ORDER This matter is before the Court at a Final Pretrial Conference held pursuant to Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: PLAINTIFF(S)' COUNSEL: (Insert name, address, and telephone number) DEFENDANT(S)' COUNSEL: (Insert name, address, and telephone number) I. NATURE OF THE CASE The parties should prepare a brief statement of the nature of the case including the claims of the parties (personal injury, Federal Tort claim, breach of contract, etc.). The principal purpose of this statement is to assist the Court in explaining the case to prospective jurors. II. JURISDICTION A. This is an action for: (State remedy sought, such as damages, injunctive, or declaratory relief.) B. Rev 12/09 The jurisdiction of the Court is not disputed. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 1. If not disputed, state the statutory, constitutional, or other basis disputed, state the statutory, constitutional, or other of jurisdiction. basis of jurisdiction. 2. If disputed, the basis on which jurisdiction is contested. III. UNCONTROVERTED FACTS The following facts are not disputed or have been agreed to or stipulated to by the parties: (This section should contain a comprehensive statement of facts which will become a part of the evidentiary record in the case and which, in jury trials, may be read to the jury.) Rev 12/09 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com IV. AGREED TO ISSUES OF LAW The parties agree that the following are the issues to be decided by the Court: V. A. WITNESSES List of wit

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