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RULE 2-504.2 PRETRIAL CONFERENCE

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 2. Civil Procedure--Circuit Court
Chapter 500. Trial
MD Rules, Rule 2-504.2
RULE 2-504.2 PRETRIAL CONFERENCE
(a) Generally. The court, on motion or on its own initiative, may direct all parties to appear before it for a conference before trial. If the court directs, each party shall file not later than five days before the conference a written statement addressing the matters listed in section (b) of this Rule.
(b) Matters to Be Considered. The following matters may be considered at a pretrial conference:
(1) A brief statement by each plaintiff of the facts to be relied on in support of a claim;
(2) A brief statement by each defendant of the facts to be relied on as a defense to a claim;
(3) Similar statements as to any counterclaim, cross-claim, or third-party claim;
(4) Any amendments required of the pleadings;
(5) Simplification or limitation of issues;
(6) Stipulations of fact or, if unable to agree, a statement of matters of which any party requests an admission;
(7) The details of the damage claimed or any other relief sought as of the date of the pretrial conference;
(8) A listing of the documents and records to be offered in evidence by each party at the trial, other than those expected to be used solely for impeachment, indicating which documents the parties agree may be offered in evidence without the usual authentication and separately identifying those that the party may offer only if the need arises;
(9) A listing by each party of the name, address, and telephone number of each non-expert whom the party expects to call as a witness at trial (other than those expected to be used solely for impeachment) separately identifying those whom the party may call only if the need arises;
(10) A listing by each party of those witnesses whose testimony is expected to be presented by means of a deposition (other than those expected to be used solely for impeachment) and a transcript of the pertinent portions of any deposition testimony that was not taken stenographically;
(11) A listing by each party of the names and specialties of experts the party proposes to call as witnesses;
(12) Any other matter that the party wishes to raise at the conference.
(c) Pretrial Order. The court shall enter an order that recites in detail the decisions made at the conference. The order controls the subsequent course of the action but may be modified by the court to prevent manifest injustice.
Source: Prior to 1994, this Rule was numbered Rule 2-504. It is derived from former Rule 504 a, b, and c, the 1937 version of Fed. R. Civ. P. 16, and the 2000 version of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 (a)(3).

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[Adopted June 7, 1994, eff. Oct. 1, 1994. Amended Nov. 12, 2003, eff. Jan. 1, 2004.]

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL NOTES
2003 Orders
The November 12, 2003, order, in subsec. (b)(8), added “and separately identifying those that the party offer only if the need arises”; inserted subsecs. (b)(9) and (b)(10), relating to non-expert witnesses and deposition testimony, respectively; redesignated former subsecs. (b)(9) and (b)(10) as subsecs. (b)(11) and (b)(12), respectively; and amended the source note.
Derivation:
Rule 2-504, adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984, related to pretrial conferences, rescinded June 7, 1994, eff. Oct. 1, 1994.
MD Rules, Rule 2-504.2, MD R RCP CIR CT Rule 2-504.2
Current with amendments received through November 15, 2019.
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