United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
May 7, 2003
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE, PLAINTIFF
A.A. ARMS INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE, PLAINTIFF, V. ACUSPORT CORP., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jack Weinstein, Senior District Judge
MAY 8, 2003
Motions were heard on May 8, 2003 before the jury was brought in for the remaining summations. The following rulings were made for the reasons stated orally on the record at the hearing.
1. Jury Charge
The jury charge has been corrected and distributed to the parties. The parties' continuing exceptions are noted and overruled.
Counsel on behalf of defendants Amadeo Rossi SA; Braztech International, L.C.; Forjas Taurus SA; Heritage Manufacturing, Inc.; and Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. requests again that Lorcin Engineering Co., line. ("Lorcin") be severed so that motions with respect to it can be heard separately. It is contended that Lorcin is no longer in business, and that Lorcin's inclusion on the verdict sheet will be confusing to the jury because Lorcin was not represented at trial. The request is denied. The documents submitted to the court, marked as Court Exhibit 1 of 5/8/03, provide no basis on which to sever Lorcin. The motion may be renewed upon providing proper documentation.
2. Requests to Seal
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. and Braztech International, L.C.'s order with respect to certain confidential documents has been signed.
All evidentiary matters are now closed.
3. Findings of Fact and Law
Plaintiff and defendants are ordered to simultaneously submit proposed findings of fact and law to the court within 30 days from today, May 8, 2003. Parties will then have seven days to respond. If the court then requires oral argument, the parties will be notified.
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