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               Standing Pretrial Order and Notice                                     
               On May 29, 2001, the Court issued its Standing Pretrial                
          Order and Notice in each case, setting the cases for trial at the           
          trial session of the Court commencing on December 3, 2001, in               
          Houston, Texas.                                                             
          Petitioners’ Discovery Requests                                             
               On September 20 and 25, 2001, Ms. Martin and Dr. Trowbridge,           
          respectively, served on respondent a request for admissions.                
          Each request is over 140 pages in length (without attachments)              
          and requests over 600 admissions.                                           
               On September 27, 2001, each petitioner served on respondent            
          interrogatories and a request for production of documents.  Each            
          set of interrogatories is over 125 pages in length and contains             
          over 500 interrogatories.                                                   
               On October 4, 2001, respondent filed motions for protective            
          orders with respect to the requests for admissions,                         
          interrogatories, and requests for production of documents served            
          by petitioners.  Respondent argued that such requests were not              
          timely, addressed improper issues, and were intended to burden              
          respondent unduly, waste his resources, and divert him from trial           
          preparation.  We asked petitioners to respond and, after                    
          considering their responses, granted respondent relief                      
          “substantially for the reasons stated in respondent’s motions.”             

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