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Petitioners brought many documents with them to trial.
However, the documents were disorganized and had not been
exchanged as required by the three standing pretrial orders
previously served on petitioners. Petitioners testified and
offered into evidence some documents which they had not exchanged
Ms. Feltrinelli had major surgery about a month before the
partial trial. At the start of the trial, the Court asked Ms.
Feltrinelli if she felt like she could go ahead with the trial.
Ms. Feltrinelli said that she thought that she could. However,
she became very uncomfortable during the trial. The Court halted
the trial because it could not be completed in the time available
and because Ms. Feltrinelli did not feel well. The Court asked
respondent's agent Dorothy Poole (Poole) to meet with Mrs. Owens
and Ms. Feltrinelli later to review petitioners' documents to try
to settle the cases.
3. Respondent's Agent's Meeting With Petitioners
Several months after the partial trial, Poole met with Mrs.
Owens and Ms. Feltrinelli. They met for 35 hours over 4 days.
Poole reviewed documents that Mrs. Owens and Ms. Feltrinelli
provided. Poole listed the documents that she saw and gave a
copy of the list to Mr. Owens and Mr. Austin. The parties agreed
that petitioners would bring the documents to a conference with
Mr. Austin and Appeals Officer Harry Neville where they could be
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