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Miscellaneous Trial Matters

The Court allows multiple counsel for one party with the restriction that only one attorney may speak per opening or closing argument, as well as one attorney per witness. The Court usually conducts trial between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Court imposes time limitations on opening and closing statements, and may impose a time limit on the trial. The Court strictly follows Fed.R.Civ.P. 55(a) before a judgment by default will be entered. With regard to Fed.R.Civ.P. 55(b), the Court permits the Clerk to enter a default judgment in those cases where the claim is for a sum certain or for a sum which by computation can be made certain.

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