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Civil Cover Sheet-Information Case Statement - MN Bench Book - Trial Procedures & Practices for Judges
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Civil Cover Sheet-Information Case Statement

From MN Bench Book - Trial Procedures & Practices for Judges

Once a case is filed with the Court, Pursuant to Minn. R. Gen. Prac. 104, the parties are required to file a Civil Cover Sheet (formally known as an Informational Statement) The form and information to be included in the Civil Cover sheet is set forth in Minn. R. Gen. Prac. 111.02. There is a very specific format for this Civil Cover Sheet. After all parties have submitted Civil Cover Sheets, the Court should issue a scheduling order.

FORM 111.02 INFORMATIONAL STATEMENT (Civil Matters-Non-Family) State of Minnesota District Court COUNTY JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE NO. Case Type:

Plaintiff and INFORMATIONAL STATEMENT FORM

Defendant 1. All parties (have) (have not) been served with process.

2. All parties (have) (have not) joined in the filing of this form.

3. Brief description of the case:

4. It is estimated that the discovery specified below can be completed within ____ months from the date of this form. (Check all that apply, and supply estimates where indicated.)

a. Factual Depositions No ____ Yes ____, estimated number: ____

b. Medical Evaluations No ____ Yes ____, estimated number: ____

c. Experts Subject to Discovery No ____ Yes ____, estimated number: ____

5. Assignment as an ____ expedited ____ standard ____ complex case is requested. (If not standard case assignment, include brief setting forth the reasons for the request.)

6. The dates and deadlines specified below are suggested.

a. Deadline for joining additional parties,whether by amendment or third party practice. ______________

b. Deadline for bringing nondispositive motions.______________

c. Deadline for bringing dispositive motions._________________

d. Deadline for submitting to the court.______________________ (specify issue)

e. Deadline for completing independent physical examination pursuant to Minn. R. Civ. P. 35._______________

f. Date for formal discovery conference pursuant to Minn. R. Civ. P. 26.06. _______________

g. Date for pretrial conference pursuant to Minn. R. Civ. P. 16.__________

h. Date for scheduling conference._______________

i. Date for submission of a Joint Statement of the Case pursuant to Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 112.______________

j. Trial Date._____________________

k. Deadline for filing (proposed instructions), (verdicts), (findings of fact), (witness list), (exhibit list)._____________

l. Deadline for(specify)_________________

7. Estimated trial time: ____ days ____ hours (estimates less than a day must be stated in hours)_________________

8. A jury trial is:

(a) waived by consent of(specify party_________ pursuant to R. Civ. P. 38.02. _________

(b) requested by (specify party) ___________________ (NOTE: Applicable fee must be enclosed.)

9. MEETING OF COUNSEL

a. Counsel for the parties met on (Date)_______________to discuss case management issues.

b. ADR PROCESS (Check one):

Counsel agree that ADR is appropriate and choose the following:

Mediation ____

Arbitration (non-binding) ____________

Arbitration (binding) ____________

Med-Arb ____________

Early Neutral Evaluation ____________

Moderated Settlement Conference ____________

Mini-Trial ____________

Summary Jury Trial ____________

Consensual Special Magistrate ____________

Impartial Fact-Finder ____________

Other (describe) ____________

Counsel agree that ADR is appropriate but request that the Court select the process. _______________

Counsel agree that ADR is NOT appropriate because:

a. the case implicates the federal or state constitution._______________

b. Other (explain with particularity)___________________________________

Domestic violence has occurred between the parties.__________________

c. ADR PROVIDER (check one):

The parties have selected the following ADR neutral:__________________________

The parties cannot agree on an ADR neutral and request to Court to appoint one__

The parties agreed to select an ADR neutral on or before _____________ begin DEADLINE:_________ end

d. The parties recommend that the ADR process be completed by __________ (Date).

10. Please identify any party or witness who will require interpreter services, and describe the services (specifying language and, if known, particular dialect) needed.

11. Please list any additional information which might be helpful to the court when scheduling this matter.

Signed: Signed:

Lawyer for (Plaintiff) (Defendant) Lawyer for (Plaintiff) (Defendant)

Attorney Reg. #: Attorney Reg. #:

Firm: Firm:

Address: Address:

Telephone: Telephone:

Date: Date: January 1, 1993; amended effective July 1, 1994, and shall supersede Second Judicial District Local Rules 5 and 25 and Fourth Judicial District Local Rule 5 to the extent inconsistent therewith; amended effective January 1, 1996; amended effective March 1, 2009.)