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Standing Orders

Scheduling Orders are mailed to counsel after the Complaint and Answer have been filed, and the Court has conducted a scheduling conference as required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 16. Thereafter, Judge Cook will issue a standing order that will include: (1) a detailed directive which governs pretrial and trial activities; (2) minimum requirements for behavior and decorum in the courtroom (3) jury selection procedure for civil trials; (4) jury selection procedure for criminal trials; and (5) guidelines regarding issuance of Ex Parte Temporary Restraining Orders; (6) certain limitations on discovery. For example, section II C of that order limits the number of interrogatories that a party may serve on another party to thirty.

The Court does not have standing orders or other special pleading requirements for RICO claims, class actions, or other civil claims.


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