On Tuesday, parties in the Kleiman v Wright case met with Judge Beth Bloom for a long-awaited status call, during which a variety of administrative issues were discussed.
The parties indicated to Judge Beth Bloom that their second attempt at mediation had been ineffective, as previously reported, and all accepted that that means of conflict resolution had been exhausted.
Judge Bloom also requested all sides to report any issues they expected with witnesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this point, the only real concern is Dr. Wright and his wife Ramona Ang, who will be traveling in from the United Kingdom, which is currently working under a local travel ban. Amanda McGovern, Dr. Wright’s lawyer, stated that they are optimistic that it will not be a problem by then.
The parties have decided and collaborate to send a cleaned-up exhibit list: there are over 1,000 exhibits between the parties in the case since it was filed in 2018, many of which overlap or are redundant.
Judge Bloom has set a three-week trial date, currently set for November 1. On August 31, the updated exhibit list and the demonstrative and description exhibits are due. On September 4, there will be a calendar call.