As a case progresses, the court may find it advisable to implement the scheduling order and procedures of Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 111 by requiring the parties to report on the status of the case. This report shall be made in the form entitled Joint Statement of the Case (see Form 112.01 appended to these rules). The court may also choose to direct the filing of separate statements of the case. If the parties are directed to file a joint statement of the case, the plaintiff shall initiate and schedule the meeting and shall be responsible for filing the Joint Statement of the Case within these time limits. If the plaintiff is unable to obtain the cooperation, after genuine efforts, of the other parties in preparing a Joint Statement of the Case, the plaintiff may file a separate statement together with an affidavit setting forth the efforts made and reasons why a joint statement could not be filed.
(Amended effective January 1, 1994.)
The Joint Statement of the Case shall contain the following information to the extent applicable:
(a) A statement that all parties have been served, that the case is at issue, and that all parties have joined in the filing of the Statement of the Case;
(b) An estimated trial time;
(c) Whether a jury trial has been requested, and if so, by which party;
(d) Counsels' opinion whether the case should be handled as an expedited, standard, or complex case (determination to be made by the court);
(e) A concise statement of the case indicating the facts that Plaintiff(s) intend to prove and the legal basis for all claims;
(f) A concise statement of the case indicating the facts that Defendant(s) intend to prove and the legal basis for all defenses and counterclaims; and
(g) Names and addresses of all witnesses known to the lawyer or client who may be called at the trial by each party, including expert witnesses and the particular area of expertise each expert will be addressing. If any witness or party is likely to require interpreter services, that fact and the nature of the required services (specifying language and, if known, particular dialect) shall be provided.
(Amended effective March 1, 2009.)
In cases involving personal injury, the Joint Statement of the Case shall also include a statement by each claimant, whether by complaint or counterclaim, setting forth the following:
(a) A detailed description of claimed injuries, including claims of permanent injury. If permanent injuries are claimed, the name of the doctor or doctors who will so testify;
(b) An itemized list of special damages to date including, but not limited to, auto vehicle damage and method of proof thereof; hospital bills, x-ray charges, and other doctor and medical bills to date; loss of earnings to date fully itemized; and
(c) Whether parties will exchange medical reports (See Minn. R. Civ. P. 35.04).
In cases involving vehicle accidents, the Joint Statement shall also include the following:
(a) A description of vehicles and other instrumentalities involved with information as to ownership or other relevant facts; and
(b) Name of insurance carriers involved, if any.