December 23, 2020
Preparations for trial continue in earnest in advance of the March 8, 2021 trial date including:
- the parties have agreed to a timetable for the remaining steps leading to trial;
- the parties have almost completed the exchanged expert reports, with the Plaintiff’s experts having an opportunity to reply to the Defendant’s experts by the end of January 2021;
- the parties have agreed to a protocol for the admission of document at trial for limited purposes;
- the Defendant has tentatively agreed to a protocol for the conduct of the common issues trial virtually over a video conferencing platform – discussion with the court in this regard has not yet taken place.
The Plaintiff is making good progress in preparation for trial and expects to be fully ready to commence trial on March 8, 2021.
In the interim, a mediation has been scheduled for January 5 and 6, 2021 where a negotiated resolution to this case might be possible. The Plaintiff has been seeking such a mediation for several years in this case. It is not clear whether there is serious interest in resolving this proceeding in advance of trial.
Further updates will be posted soon.