ORDER AND REASONS
JAY C. ZAINEY, District Judge.
The following motion is before the Court:
This action arises out of a September 17, 2015 incident aboard Defendant's vessel the M/V PAUL ROMANO. Plaintiff was working aboard the vessel on navigable waters when he allegedly injured his shoulder while repairing a light fixture. Plaintiff alleges significant personal injuries as a result of the incident. Plaintiff has sued Defendant herein under the Jones Act and general maritime law (unseaworthiness).
The pretrial conference is scheduled for May 18, 2017, and a four-day jury trial is scheduled to commence on June 12, 2017 (Rec. Doc. 9). A settlement conference with the magistrate judge took place on May 4, 2017 and negotiations are continuing. (Rec. Doc. 38).
Noble Drilling moves the Court to exclude certain portions of Dr. Kenneth Laughery's report and testimony.
The Court has reviewed Dr. Laughery's report (Rec. Doc. 28-4) in its entirety and is not persuaded that any portion of his opinions are so far outside of his area of expertise so as to require exclusion by the Court. Rather, all of the Defendant's alleged deficiencies can be properly vetted via rigorous cross examination before the jury.
Accordingly, and for the foregoing reasons;