Midtronics, Inc. v. Aurora Performance Prods., LLC, No. 06 C 3917, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 14, 2010) (Shadur, Sen. J.).

Judge Schadur granted plaintiff Midtronics’ motion in limine to exclude defendants’ expert submission offered after entry of the parties’ Final Pretrial Order. Defendants argued their submissions were timely pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(D)(1) because they were served more than ninety days before trial. But the Court noted that Rule 26(a)(2)(D)(1) is an alternative rule that was preempted by entry of the Final Pretrial Order, and by the close discovery before that.