Many have been asking about the status of the SORR (Sex Offender Residency Restriction) Challenge which was recently reversed (in our favor) in the 11th Circuit (Federal Appellate Court).

Trial in this case is scheduled for the two-week period commencing  Monday, March 19, 2018.

Although that seems a while away and you may be thinking “why so long?”, if you consider the scheduling order set by Judge Huck, you will hopefully appreciate all that needs to happen in this case until then.

170 days – Motions to join additional parties, amend pleadings, and for class certification must be filed.

140 days – Plaintiffs shall furnish opposing counsel with a written list containing the names and addresses of all  expert  witnesses intended to be called at trial. Only  those  expert  witnesses identified by name shall be permitted to testify.

130 days – Plaintiffs shall furnish opposing counsel with a written report from each expert intended to be called at trial. Within the fourteen (14) day period following service of each expert’s written  report, Plaintiff shall make its experts available  for  deposition  by opposing counsel. The experts’ depositions may be conducted without further order from the Court.

130 days – Parties shall furnish opposing counsel with a written list containing the names and addresses of all witnesses intended to be called at trial. Only those witnesses identified by specific name or title (not by category or adoption by reference) shall be permitted to testify.

120 days – Defendant shall furnish opposing counsel with a written list containing the names and addresses of all expert  witnesses  intended to be called at trial. Only those  expert  witnesses  identified by name shall be permitted to testify.

110 days – Defendant shall furnish opposing counsel with a written  report from each expert intended to be called at trial.  Within the fourteen(14) day period following service of each expert’s written report, Defendant shall make its experts available for deposition by opposing counsel. The experts’ depositions may be conducted without further order from the Court.

100 days – If Plaintiffs did not initially disclose experts  but Defendant elects  to utilize experts and discloses them, then Plaintiffs shall furnish opposing counsel with a written list containing the names and addresses of any rebuttal expert witnesses intended to be called at trial. Only those rebuttal expert witnesses identified by name shall be permitted to testify.

90 days – Plaintiffs shall furnish opposing counsel with a written report from each rebuttal expert intended to be called at trial. Within the fourteen (14) day period following service of each expert’s report, Plaintiff shall make the expert available for deposition by Defendant. The experts’ depositions may be conducted without further order from the Court.

75 days – All summary judgment and other dispositive motions must  be  filed.

55 days – All discovery must be completed.

40 days – All motions in limine and other pretrial motions must be filed.

10 days – Joint Pretrial Stipulation must be filed.

7 days – Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law must be filed.

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