So much in our world is phrased in dire, and certain, terms. "No Running," "High Voltage," "Angry Birds"—
It can be hard to differentiate between those warnings that are merely distant precautions (check engine), and those that represent an understanding of a dark and heartless fate (again, angry birds). An example may help to illustrate this point.
I give you the following passage in Judge Connolly's form scheduling order on the use of pincites:
Pinpoint citations are required in all briefing, letters and concise statements of facts. The Court will ignore any assertions of uncontroverted facts and controverted legal principles not supported by a pinpoint citation . . .
Scheduling Order [Non-Patent Case], Para. 4 (Rev. March 2, 2020)
Looking at that, one might think there was some wiggle room. One would be incorrect.
We know this courtesy of a recent teleconference in In re: Seroquel XR Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 20-1076-CFC (D. Del. Oct. 4, 2023) (Hearing Tr.). One of the plaintiff groups had submitted briefing in support of their motion for cert and attached 466 pages of expert reports without any pincites. The defendants filed a later complaining about the issue as well as the general attachment of entire reports and transcripts rather than exhibits.
Judge Connolly then ...