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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) Daryush B. Motlagh and Jennifer ) Motlagh, husband and wife; and Integrity ) Assurance, Inc., an Arizona corporation, ) ) Defendants. ) ) ) Daryush B. Motlagh and Jennifer Motlagh,) husband and wife, ) ) Counterclaimants, ) ) vs. ) ) Century 21 Real Estate Corporation, ) ) Counterdefendant. ) ) __________________________________) Century 21 Real Estate Corporation, No. CV-03-2353-PHX-DGC IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA

ORDER SETTING FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE

Pursuant to Rule 16(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a Final Pretrial Conference shall be held on November 17, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 603, Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Federal Courthouse, 401 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2151. In preparation for this Final Pretrial Conference, it is hereby Ordered: 1. The attorneys who will be responsible for the trial of the case shall attend the

Final Pretrial Conference. Counsel shall bring their calendars so that trial scheduling can be discussed.
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The parties jointly shall prepare a Proposed Final Pretrial Order and shall lodge

it with the Court no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 27, 2006. Preparation and lodging of the Proposed Final Pretrial Order in accordance with the requirements of this Order shall be deemed to satisfy the disclosure requirements of Rule 26(a)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The parties shall submit a copy of the Proposed Final Pretrial Order to the Court in WordPerfect® 9.0 format either by email to [email protected] or on an IBM-compatible computer disk. 3. The Proposed Final Pretrial Order shall include the information prescribed in

the Joint Proposed Final Pretrial Order form found at www.azd.uscourts.gov under Judges and Courtrooms and Orders, Forms and Procedures. Information shall not be set forth in the form of a question, but shall be presented in concise narrative statements. 4. The Court will not allow the parties to offer any exhibit, witness, or other

evidence that was not disclosed in accordance with the provisions of this Order and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and listed in the Proposed Final Pretrial Order, except to prevent manifest injustice. 5. The parties shall exchange drafts of the Proposed Final Pretrial Order no later

than 14 days before the submission deadline. The Plaintiff(s) shall have the burden of initiating communications concerning the Proposed Final Pretrial Order. 6. The parties shall (a) number and mark exhibits in accordance with the

instructions found in Exhibit Marking Instructions at www.azd.uscourts.gov under Judges and Courtrooms and Orders, Forms and Procedures (such numbers shall correspond to exhibits numbers listed in the Proposed Final Pretrial Order); (b) meet in person and exchange marked copies of all exhibits to be used at trial no later than 14 days before the submission deadline for the Proposed Final Pretrial Order (any exhibit not marked and exchanged at this meeting shall be precluded at trial); and (c) eliminate any duplicate exhibits while meeting to exchange exhibits. 7. The parties shall file and serve all motions in limine no later than
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October 27, 2006.

Responses to motions in limine shall be filed on or before

November 3, 2006. Each motion in limine shall include proposed language for the order in limine being sought from the Court, and the proposed language shall state with precision the evidence that is subject to the proposed order and the limitation or exclusion placed on the evidence. The motions and responses must be concise and shall not exceed three (3) pages in length. No replies shall be filed. Counsel shall be prepared to argue the merits of such motions at the Final Pretrial Conference. 8. If this case will be tried to a jury, the parties shall complete the following tasks

by the time of the lodging of the Proposed Final Pretrial Order: (a) (b) The parties shall file a stipulated description of the case to be read to the jury. The parties shall jointly file a proposed set of voir dire questions. The voir dire

questions shall be drafted in a neutral manner. To the extent possible, the parties shall stipulate to the proposed questions. If the parties have any disagreement about a particular question, they shall state the reason for their objection below the question. The parties shall also provide, for the purposes of voir dire, a joint master list of the names of every witness who may be called at trial. (c) The parties shall file proposed jury instructions in accordance with "Guidelines

for Jury Instructions in Civil Cases" found at www.azd.uscourts.gov under Judges and Courtrooms and Orders, Forms and Procedures. (d) Each party shall file a proposed form of verdict, including any proposed special

verdict forms or juror interrogatories. (e) The joint statement of the case, proposed voir dire questions, proposed jury

instructions, and forms of verdict shall be submitted in WordPerfect® 9.0 format either by email to [email protected] or on an IBM-PC compatible disk. 9. If the case will be tried to the Court, each party shall lodge proposed findings

of fact and conclusions of law with the Proposed Final Pretrial Order. The proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law shall also be submitted in WordPerfect® 9.0 format either by
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email to [email protected] or on an IBM-compatible computer disk. 10. The parties shall be prepared to advise the Court at the Final Pretrial

Conference of the status of settlement discussions. Should settlement be reached at any time, the parties promptly shall file a Notice of Settlement with the Clerk of the Court. 11. Counsel shall review Judge Campbell's statement of Trial Conduct and

Decorum before the Final Pretrial Conference. A copy can be found on the Court's website at www.azd.uscourts.gov under Judges and Courtrooms and Orders, Forms and Procedures. 12. Full and complete compliance with this Order shall be required by the Court.

DATED this 19th day of September, 2006.

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