pretrial conference

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(law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried

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BEIRUT: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon said Monday the trial chamber would hold later this week a third pretrial conference in preparation for the Jan.
According to Rodisch, other more minor rulings, such as setting dates for holding a pretrial conference, answering interrogatories, or responding to a motion for summary judgment are not considered substantial issues "even though the pretrial discussions necessarily involved certain aspects of the merits of the case.
A promising aspect of the reform was the mandatory pretrial conference, an informal meeting of the judge and the parties to explore the possibility of settling the case amicably.
A pretrial conference has been scheduled for February 7, 2006.
The court observed that at a pretrial conference held only one week prior to trial.
The court began the random assignment in July 1998, but had to terminate the process before reaching the desired target of 100 participants for the pretrial conference group, because the randomization process would conflict with legislative changes in the dependency court process.
Although the claims representative or the insurance board is the intended audience, the video can also be played in mediation, arbitration, or at a settlement or pretrial conference, if the court permits.
After a pretrial conference, at which no settlement was reached, the trial court referred the case to non-binding arbitration.
In October, representatives from the Presbyterian Church and the federal government, as well as lawyers representing 80 plaintiffs, will gather at a pretrial conference in Kenora, Ont.
On August 9, 2001, after a pretrial conference, the trial court ordered the hospital to produce the incident reports.
The court refused to let the female inmate raise clams of gender-based unequal treatment at the summary judgment stage of trial because she failed to introduce the claims in her complaint, or at the pretrial conference.
Lawyers are due to meet in San Francisco's District Court on Wednesday for a pretrial conference in the criminal case.
Nowlin in the Western District of Texas in Austin has amended an order setting final pretrial conference and jury selection in NEON Enterprise Software, LLC v.
He has since been released on $2,000 bail and is expected to return to court for a pretrial conference on Aug.
The amendment to subdivision (b) seeks to alleviate this issue by creating an exception when a return of non-service is filed at least 5 days prior to a pretrial conference, in order to require the cancelation of the pretrial conference as to any non- served party only.