That’s when Jury selection will begin. Each side gets three wild cards. Total ten jurors to be selected. Six must remain by the end of trial. The decisions must be unanimous.
The trial starts immediately after jury selection. There are a few final details to be attended to by the parties, everything is in this easy to read final pretrial order.
Also today, the judge denied the remaining pending motions to preclude evidence of total-loss and betterment damages. He also responded to another motion to seal the remedial plan, stating unequivocally that it will not be allowed into evidence at trial, stopping just short of prohibiting anyone from even thinking about it during the trial.
I’ve been wrong about a lot of things as I try to follow this lawsuit, but I’m going to stick my neck out again and say that it looks to me like the judge is expecting this to be settled before trial.