Yesterday, March 24, WDTX. District Court Judge Albright issued a Standing Order regarding Waco non-bankruptcy civil cases. You can click on the image to the right to download the PDF, but the main points are as follows:
1. All civil case hearings in Waco will continue as scheduled, but will be done telephonically.
2. For non-Markman hearings, if a party wants to use PowerPoint slides, the party must email the slides to the Court at least 24 hours before the hearing (if not, then the party waives its right to use slides during the hearing).
3. For Markman hearings, if a party wants to use PowerPoint slides, the party must email the slides to the Court within 6 hours of receiving preliminary constructions from the Court.
I am very happy that Judge Albright and the Western District of Texas are moving things forward even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We should all applaud the Court for its courage and creativity in this dark time!
Stay safe everyone!