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Pre-trial Conference, etc.
JoeShmoley posted a topic in Is There a Lawyer in the HouseHello to all, I posted on here quite a few months ago. Since that time, very little has happened. Plaintiff has still not sent much of anything - even after a case management hearing took place back in October, and the attorney that appeared via phone, stated that more documents would be sent. (I wasn't really expecting anything to be sent to me, anyway). At that "meeting", a pretrial conference was scheduled for February. I must admit, due to time constraints I have not devoted as much time as I should have, however, In the meantime, I have been trying to prepare for the actual trial, as much as I can. In a recent letter I received, the Plaintiff requested that I include my summary of defense, list of witnesses, or any information that I 'feel' is important, so that they may file it with the court 'in a timely fashion'. . How do I respond to this request? Is it necessary to respond at all? I have already sent them my initial response to all their inquiries. As for the pretrial hearing - what exactly can I expect? So far, the Plaintiff has forwarded very little - to the best of my knowledge, Plaintiff expects to introduce one witness at trial or a stand-in for that witness who will 'authenticate' the Plaintiff's records and testify as to how the Plaintiff came up with the total sum. May I ask the Judge to compel further discovery at the conference? Thanks in advance.