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Final Pretrial Orders

Final pretrial orders are to be filed in open court. Filing dates not previously set in court may be obtained from the Courtroom Deputy. Motions in limine are to be filed three weeks prior to trial or at the time of filing the final pretrial order, whichever is sooner. Original and 3 copies of the Final Pretrial Order for the Court are required at the hearing.

Final pretrial orders shall contain all of the required items set forth in the final pretrial order appended to the standing order establishing pretrial procedure adopted pursuant to Local Rule 16.1, as well as: (1) trial briefs from each party; (2) three sets of jury instructions, verdict forms and special interrogatories, if any, from each party; (3) an agreed statement or statements by each party of the contested issues of fact and law and a statement or statements of contested issues of fact or law not agreed to; (4) waivers of any claims or defenses that have been abandoned by any party; and, for non-jury trials, (5) two sets of proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law from each party.

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