United States District Court, D. Nebraska
Knutson Omaha Correctional Center DEFENDANT - PRO SE.
DOE, Plaintiff, Richard P. McGowan, McGowan Law Firm, PC, LLO
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF.
ORDER ON FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE
Honorable Susan M. Bazis United States Magistrate Judge.
pretrial conference was held on the 16th day of July, 2018.
Appearing for the parties as counsel were:
Richard P. McGowan Theodore R. Boecker, Jr.
Shad Knutson, Pro Se
court will note that Mr. Knutson indicated he will be hiring
an attorney. The court noted that no attorney has entered
their appearance and no attorney has contacted the
plaintiff's attorney indicating they represent Mr.
Knutson. Due to no entry of an appearance by an attorney on
Mr. Knudson's behalf the court went ahead with the
Exhibits. See attached Exhibit List on behalf of the
Plaintiff. Defendant has provided notice he objects to
documents but has not specified the precise nature of each
objection under the Federal Rules of Evidence.
has not received an Exhibit List from the Defendant.
Plaintiff understands that Defendant may desire to offer
Plaintiff's school records from South Dakota, District 66
Public Schools, and Roncali Catholic School, in addition to
records which may be contained within Plaintiff's Exhibit
List. Plaintiff is not aware of any subpoenas for such
records to date, nor has Plaintiff received any discovery
requests for such records.
Caution: Upon express approval of the judge holding
the pretrial conference for good cause shown, the parties may
be authorized to defer listing of exhibits or objections
until a later date to be specified by the judge holding the
pretrial conference. The mere listing of an exhibit on an
exhibit list by a party does not mean it can be offered into
evidence by the adverse party without all necessary
evidentiary prerequisites being met.
Uncontroverted Facts. The parties have agreed that
the following may be accepted as established facts for
purposes of this case only:
1. Plaintiff Jane Doe is a female resident of South Dakota.
2. Defendant Shad Knutson is an individually presently
incarcerated in the Omaha Correctional Center in Omaha,
3. Nathan Hale Middle School is a school operated by the
Omaha Public School system (hereinafter “OPS”).
4. OPS receives federal funding and at all times relevant
herein was the recipient of federal funding and financial
assistance utilized for educational programs and/or
5. Knutson was previously employed as a teacher and a coach
at Nathan Hale Middle School, including from August 2009
through December 2009.
6. Plaintiff Jane Doe attended Nathan Hale Middle School,
including from August 2009 through early December 2009.
7. Plaintiff Jane Doe played on a football team coached by
8. Plaintiff Jan Doe made allegations concerning Shad
9. Subsequent to her allegations, Plaintiff Jan Doe was
transferred to a different school.
Controverted and Unresolved Issues. The issues
remaining to be determined and unresolved matters ...