United States District Court, S.D. New York
January 26, 2004.
W. R. Grace & Co., Plaintiff, -against- Continental Casualty Corp., Defendant
The opinion of the court was delivered by: LEWIS KAPLAN, District Judge
As of September 7, 2004, the due date for the submission of the joint
pretrial order, this case will be placed on the Court's ready trial
calendar. As of that date, you must be ready to proceed on 24 hours
notice. The Court currently expects to reach this case on
10/4/04 but you must be ready to proceed either earlier or
later than that date. The Court Clerk, Andrew Mohan, will give counsel as
much notice as possible and keep them advised of the progress of the
You are instructed to take the following steps in connection with the
1. At the commencement of trial, a complete set of documentary exhibits
should be handed to the Judge for his use during the trial, and a list of
all exhibits should be supplied to the Court Clerk and to the Judge, with
all exhibits numbered in uniformity with the pretrial order. Counsel
should also have for the Judge copies of any depositions which are to be
read in a jury case. If it is a non-jury case, counsel should mark the
portions of each deposition which are to be offered in evidence.
2. Counsel are expected to have all necessary witnesses on hand to
commence and continue trial. The court cannot commit itself to wait for
witnesses. THE FAILURE TO HAVE A WITNESS READY TO PROCEED MAY RESULT IN
THE PARTY RESTING ITS CASE.
3. PRIOR TO THE TRIAL, ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE PRE-MARKED AND EXCHANGED
4. Counsel are directed to schedule a time with the Courtroom Deputy,
Andrew Mohan, for training on the electronic evidence presentation system
in courtroom 12D. He can be reached at (212) 805-0104.
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