Trials and Pretrial Order
Trial dates are firm.
It is essential that parties follow all of the court’s guidelines for pre-trial orders to ensure that the trial proceeds in an orderly fashion. See Bryant v. Union Pacific R. Co., 2004 WL 1336379 (N.D. Ill. 2004)(Der-Yeghiayan, J.)(striking trial date due to inadequate pre-trial order). Failure to follow the prescribed guidelines may result in delays and sanctions.