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CFI 032/2012 – Case Management Order

CFI 032/2012 – Case Management Order

February 20, 2013

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Claim No: CFI 032/2012

THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS

IN THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

BEFORE H.E. Justice Omar Al Muhairi

BETWEEN

AHMED ZAKI BEYDOUN Claimant
and

(1) DAMAN REAL ESTATE CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED
(2) ASTECO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT L.L.C
Defendants

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER OF H.E. JUSTICE OMAR AL MUHAIRI

UPON reviewing the Court file

AND UPON reading the Case Management Bundle

AND UPON hearing Claimant and Defendants counsels at the Case Management Conference held on 17 February 2013

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

Production of Documents

1. Standard production of documents to be made by each party on or before 4pm 12 March 2013 [RDC 2011 Rule 28.6]

 

2. Parties to file and serve any Request to Produce on or before 4pm 12 March 2013. [RDC 28.13]

 

3. Objections to Requests to Produce (if any) shall be filed and served within 7 days thereafter and in any event not later than 4pm 19 March 2013. [RDC 28.16]

 

4. Where objections to any Requests to Produce have been made, the Court will determine those objections and will make any disclosure order within the following 7 days and in any event not later than 4pm 26 March 2013. [RDC 28.20]

 

5. The parties shall comply with the terms of any disclosure order within 7 days thereafter and in any event not later than 4pm 2 April 2013. [RDC 28.22]

 

6. Where there are no objections to a particular Request contained in a Request to Produce, documents responsive to that request shall be produced within 7 days from the date of the Request to Produce, and in any event not later than 4pm 19 March 2013. [RDC 28.15]

Witness Statements

7. Signed statements of witnesses of fact, and hearsay notices where required by [RDC 29.2 and 29.103 to 29.105 inclusive] to be exchanged not later than 4pm 9 April 2013.

 

8. Any Witness Statement evidence in reply to be filed and served within 7 days thereafter and in any event not later than 4pm 23 April 2013.

Progress Monitoring Date

9. Parties to send the Registrar (with copy to all other parties) a Progress Monitoring Information Sheet within 7 days from the filing of any witness statement evidence in reply and in any event no later than 4pm 30 April 2013. [RDC 26.60 and 26.61].

 

Pre-Trial Review

10. A pre-trial review is to be listed for 4pm 2 May 2013, subject to confirmation by the Courts. [RDC 26.76 and 26.77].

 

Trial Bundles

15. Agreed trial bundles to be completed in accordance with Part 35 of the RDC and lodged by not later than one week before trial [RDC 35.33].

 

Reading List

16. A single reading list approved by all parties’ legal representatives for trial to be lodged with the Registry not later than 2 days before fixed trial date, together with an estimate of time required for reading. [RDC 35.50].

 

Skeleton Argument, Opening Statements and Chronology

17. Skeleton Arguments and Written Opening Statements to be served on all other parties and lodged with the Court — two days before the start of trial for the Claimant and one day before the start of trial for the Defendant. [RDC 35.61]

 

18. Parties to prepare a Chronology of significant events cross-referenced to significant documents, pleadings and witness statements to be agreed, insofar as possible, and to be filed 1 week before trial. [RDC 35.63].

Trial

19. The trial of this matter is to take place on 4pm 15 May 2013 with an estimated duration of two days.

 

20. Costs in the Case.

 

21. Liberty to apply.

 

H.E. Justice Omar Al Muhairi
Date of issue: 20 February 2013

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