Pilot Bellwether Program Deadlines for info from the Court

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Minute Entry was issued on March 27, 2013 stating:

As was discussed at the March 21, 2013 Status Conference in open court, this Court was to have issued a schedule for anticipated motions and briefing of legal issues on March 25, 2013 (“Motions Order”); as was explained in open court, because primary defense counsel are presently in trial and the PSC is engaged in intensive discovery, that deadline has been extended.  The Special Masters are currently working with counsel to finalize the Motions Order as expeditiously as possible, and this Court will issue the Motions Order as soon as it is received.

Additionally, the Scheduling Orders for Pilot Bellwether Program (First Trial) [Doc. 2359] and Pilot Bellwether Program (Second Trial) indicate this Court is to amend its standard pre-trial order form and provide it to counsel no later than April 1, 2013. However, until this Court has received the information from the Motions Order, the standard pre-trial order cannot be amended and the new form finalized. Consequently, the deadline referenced in this Court’s Scheduling Orders Pilot Bellwether Program (First Trial) [Doc. 2359] and Pilot Bellwether Program (Second Trial) is also UPSET by this Court. The new pre-trial order form will be submitted to counsel as expeditiously as possible after this Court has received the Motions Order from the parties.

April 2, 2013