United States District Court, D. Montana, Butte Division
DANIEL J. DAN STRIZIC, Plaintiff,
NORTHWESTERN CORPORATION, d/b/a NORTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY, and JOHN & JANE DOES 1-7, Defendants.
HADDON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Order addresses the deficiencies in the Plaintiffs
Preliminary Pre-Trial Statement filed July 15, 2016,
amends and supplements the Court's scheduling Order of
July 11, 2016.
Preliminary Pre-Trial Statement fails to include "the
basis for federal jurisdiction and for venue in the
division;" "the factual basis of each claim or
defense advanced by the party;" "the pendency or
disposition of any related state or federal
litigation;" "proposed additional stipulations of
fact not included in the Statement of Stipulated Facts, see
L, R. 16.2(b)(3), and the parties' understanding as to
what law applies;" "proposed deadlines relating to
joinder of parties or amendment of the
pleadings;" "identification of controlling issues
of law suitable for pretrial disposition;" "the name
and city and state of current residence of each individual
known or believed to have information that may be used in
proving or denying any party's claims or defenses, and a
summary of that information;" "the substance of any
insurance agreement that may cover any resulting
judgment;" "the status of any settlement
discussions and prospects for compromise of the case;
and" "suitability of special
of Plaintiff s experts and reports were due on or before
March 3, 2017.
of Defendants' experts and reports are due on or before
April 7, 2017.
1. Plaintiffs preliminary pretrial statement, amended in
compliance with L.R. 16.2(b)(1) to cure the stated
deficiencies, shall be filed on or before March 10, 2017.
2. Complete copies of all of Plaintiff s expert reports shall
be served upon opposing counsel and filed on or before March
3. Complete copies of all of Defendants' expert reports
shall be served upon opposing counsel and filed on or before
April 7, 2017.
4. Separate written disclosures of all non-retained experts
(expert witnesses not required to provide written reports)
shall be served upon opposing counsel and filed by Plaintiff
on or before March 10, 2017, and by Defendants on or before
April 7, 2017. Such disclosures must address and include all
information required by Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2)(A) and (C) and
shall include separate statements of each opinion to be
offered, specific identification of and source citations to
the record to facts or data considered, referenced, or relied
upon by the witness in forming the opinions expressed, and
the bases and reasons for the opinions. Such disclosures are
expected to be complete, comprehensive, accurate, and
tailored to the issues on which the expert is expected to
other matters and deadlines in the Court's Order of July
11, 2016,  remain in full force and effect.
 Doc. 13.