Attorneys for American Airlines, US Airways and the U.S. Department of Justice filed a notice in federal court on Thursday outlining key dates for the antitrust trial that is scheduled to begin on November 25.
The two sides agreed to several dates to exchange witness lists and exhibit lists and pre-trial information, the filing said.
However, they did not agree on two items: how long each side should have to question witnesses on the stand and how many exhibits should be offered into evidence.
The DOJ said it does not want any limits on witness examination or on exhibits. American and US Airways attorneys asked the court to limit exhibits to 400 per side and 30 hours of witness examination per side.
It will be up to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to determine if limits will be placed on either.
Keep reading for the complete list of dates for the trial.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND DEADLINES
Date (2013)-Event / Deadline
Parties exchange final witness lists
Parties exchange final exhibit lists
Parties exchange deposition designations and designation summaries
Parties exchange proposed stipulations
Parties exchange amendments to final witness lists
Parties exchange amendments to final exhibit lists
Parties exchange objections and counter-designations for depositions
Parties file trial briefs
Amici file briefs
Parties file non-Daubert motions in limine
Parties exchange supplemental and/or rebuttal expert reports (per prior
Parties exchange objections to exhibit lists
Parties meet and confer re: objections to exhibit lists
Parties exchange objections to counter-designations for depositions
Parties file oppositions to non-Daubert motions in limine
Parties file final witness lists as amended
Parties file replies in support of non-Daubert motions in limine
Parties file final exhibit lists as amended
Parties file stipulations
Close of expert discovery (per prior order)
Pretrial conference at 10:30 a.m. (per prior order)
Parties lodge joint compilation of all deposition designations (noting outstanding objections and reflecting agreed confidentiality redactions) with Chambers
Parties lodge electronic copies of trial exhibits (reflecting agreed confidentiality redactions) with Chambers
Parties file responses to trial briefs and/or amicus briefs
First day of trial (per prior order)
December 16 or 17
Estimated last day of trial
December 21 (est.)
Parties file proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law five days after the last day of trial (but if the fifth day is a federal holiday, then six days after the conclusion of trial)
December 30 (est.)
Parties file post-trial briefs, including oppositions to proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law fourteen days after the last day of trial (but if the fourteenth day is a federal holiday, then fifteen days after the conclusion of trial)
[If the Court is amenable, Parties waive the filing of replies to proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law.]
January 6, 2014