C.D. Cal. 2:15-cv-00298 Case History

Videckis v. Pepperdine University
Previously Videckis v. Weisenberg
No. 2:15-cv-00298, Docket 

Court: Central District of California (Western Division – Los Angeles)
Assigned to: Judge Dean D. Pregerson
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian

COMPLAINTS and ANSWERS

 

MOTIONS TO DISMISS

 

DISCOVERY MOTIONS
Plaintiffs’ Motion to Request Production of Notes
Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel Deposition of Andrew Benton
  • MAGISTRATE ORDER, Mag. Judge Chooljian: Motion GRANTED  (05/18/2017) #132
    • deposition to take place within 14 days of this order absent agreement of the parties to conduct on a later date or to refrain from conducting in light of pending motions in limine which are set for hearing before Judge Pregerson
  • HEARING on Motion to Compel Benton Deposition (and also on motions in limine) held June 19, 2017 before Judge Pregerson
  • MINUTE ORDER (06/19/2017)
    • Defendant’s motion for review of magistrate order is denied. The Magistrate Judge did not clearly err.

 

PRETRIAL MOTIONS
Motions in Limine
Plaintiffs' Motions in Limine
  • Plaintiffs’ MIL No.5  (04/24/2017)
  • To exclude or limit the expert testimony of Brian Barrio, Ryan Weisenberg, Jordan Smith, Trisha Raniewicz, Mallorie Winn, Steve Potts, Karina Herold, Tabatha Jones Jolivet, Mark Davis, Kevin Wright, Karissa Scherrer and Gary Green
  • Motion DENIED subject to Defendant laying an appropriate foundation (see Minute Order, 06/19/2017)
Defendant's Motions in Limine
  • Defendant’s MIL No.3 (04/24/2017)
  • To exclude testimony and/or evidence of Pepperdine University donors giving or withholding money due to Pepperdine’s position regarding LGBT groups or issues
  • Motion RESERVED for trial (see Minute Order, 06/19/2017)
    • There shall be no mention of this issue without prior approval of the court.
  • Defendant’s MIL No.6 (04/24/2017)
  • To exclude testimony and/or evidence of comments made and documents authored by Pepperdine University’s President, Andrew Benton, regarding LGBT groups on campus
  • Motion DENIED in part; RESERVED in part (see Minute Order, 06/19/2017)
    • Denied with respect to the YouTube comments.
    • Reserved with respect to the 2004 letter. Plaintiffs shall not refer to the letter without prior approval of the court.
  • Defendant’s MIL No.9 (04/24/2017)
  • To exclude testimony and/or evidence of the reasons for Anne Stone’s departure from Pepperdine
  • Motion GRANTED IN PART (see Minute Order, 06/19/2017)
    • Plaintiff is precluded from asking Anne Stone about the reasons for her departure, absent Defendant opening the door.
    • Stone is not precluded from testifying about other matters, subject to objections
  • Defendant’s MIL No.10 (04/24/2017)
  • To exclude testimony and/or evidence of Adi Conlogue’s comments to Plaintiffs about Plaintiffs’ relationship, whether they shared a room and/or a bed, whether they celebrated their birthdays together, whether they took trips together and whether they pushed their beds together
  • Motion DENIED (see Minute Order, 06/19/2017)
  • HEARING on Motions in Limine (and motion to compel Benton deposition) held June 19, 2017 before Judge Pregerson 
  • MINUTE ORDER (06/19/2017)
Defendant’s Pretrial Motions as to certain of Plaintiffs’ Claims

 

TRIAL and RELATED PROCEEDINGS
Parties' Contentions of Fact/Law and Trial Briefs
Parties' Witness and Exhibit Lists 
Parties' Proposed Jury-Related  
Final Pretrial Conference 
  • Final Pretrial Conference held July 10, 2017; Minutes 
    • Discussion of Trial Procedures, Jury-related issues (more notes forthcoming)
    • Defendants to file for judgment on pleadings and motion to strike certain claims (see Defendant’s Pretrial Motions as to certain of Plaintiffs’ Claims above)
Deposition Transcripts 
Jury Trial before Judge Dean D. Pregerson
  • Day 1: Tuesday, July 18, 2017; Minutes 
    • Jury selection (continued July 19)
  • Day 2: Wednesday, July 19, 2017; Minutes
    • Jury selection, concluded
    • Judge Pregerson’s Statement for the Jury
    • Parties’ Opening Statements
    • Plaintiffs’ Witness: LAYANA WHITE (direct examination; beginning cross-examination)
  • Day 3: Thursday, July 20, 2017; Minutes
    • Plaintiffs’ Witness: LAYANA WHITE (cross-examination continued)
  • Day 4: Friday, July 21, 2017; Minutes
    • Plaintiffs’ Witness: LAYANA WHITE (cross concluded; redirect; recross; 2nd redirect)
    • Plaintiffs’ Witness: HALEY VIDECKIS (beginning direct examination)
  • Day 5: Monday, July 24, 2017; Minutes
    • Plaintiffs’ Witness: HALEY VIDECKIS (direct concluded; beginning cross-examination)
  • Day 6: Tuesday, July 25, 2017; Minutes
    • Plaintiffs’ Witness: HALEY VIDECKIS (cross concluded; redirect; recross)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: TABATHA JONES JOLIVET (direct examination; cross-examination)
  • Day 7: Wednesday, July 26, 2017; Minutes
    • Proceedings as to two documents produced during discover [jury not present]
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: TABATHA JONES JOLIVET (redirect; recross; 2nd redirect; 2nd recross)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: ADI CONLOGUE (direct examination; cross-examination; redirect; recross; 2nd redirect)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: KARISSA SCHERER (beginning direct examination, to be continued July 27)
  • Day 8: Thursday, July 27, 2017; Minutes
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: TRISHA RANIEWICZ (direct examination; beginning cross-examination, to be continued July 28)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: KARISSA SCHERER (direct concluded from July 26; cross-examination; redirect; recross)
  • Day 9: Friday, July 28, 2017; Minutes
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: ANDREW BENTON (direct examination; cross-examination)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: TRISHA RANIEWICZ (cross concluded from July 27; redirect)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: STEVE POTTS (direct examination; cross-examination; redirect; recross)
    • Defendant’s Witness: KARINA HEROLD (beginning direct examination)
  • Day 10: Monday, July 31, 2017; Minutes
    • Defendant’s Witness: KARINA HEROLD (direct examination concluded; cross-examination; redirect; recross)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: JORDAN SMITH (direct examination; cross-examination; redirect; recross)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: WHITNEY WILLIAMS (direct examination; cross-examination; redirect; recross)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: MALLORIE WINN (direct examination; cross-examination; redirect; recross)
  • Day 11: Tuesday, August 1, 2017; Minutes
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: KRISTA PETTEPIER (direct examination; cross-examination; redirect)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: RYAN WEISENBERG (direct examination; cross-examination)
  • Day 12: Wednesday, August 2, 2017; Minutes
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: RYAN WEISENBERG (redirec; recross; 2nd redirect)
    • Defendant’s Witness: BRIAN BARRIO (direct examination; cross-examination; redirect)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: KELSEY BROCKWAY (direct examination; cross-examination; redirect)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: BRIA RICHARDSON (direct examination; beginning cross-examination)
  • Day 13: Thursday, August 3, 2017; Minutes
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: BRIA RICHARDSON (cross concluded; redirect)
    • Plaintiffs’ Witness: DR. ANTHONY EDWARD READING (direct examination; cross-examination)
    • Plaintiffs’ (adverse) Witness: KEITRA WALLACE (direct examination; beginning cross-examination; redirect; recross)
    • Defendant’s Witness: ALLIE GREEN (direct examination concluded; cross-examination; redirect)
  • Day 14: Monday, August 7, 2017; Minutes
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  • Day 15: Tuesday, August 8, 2017; Minutes
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  • Day 16: Wednesday, August 9, 2017; Minutes
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Parties' submissions following presentation of evidence 

 

CASE MANAGEMENT

 

Current through Docket #237, 08/09/2017