Thank you for the detailed answers, they are always helpful.
Here are additional questions in follow up of above:
1.Is it the burden of plaintiff or defendant to ask for that PTC? Being the defendant, Is it better held later or earlier? Is there a certain timeframe under which this has to be held? I say this as he (plaintiff) hasnt asked for it yet, and it was just this past monday when I told him I cannot accept his offer for settlement.
2.Since I dont have a knowledge of PTC I will assume its not filed in, so that will give me time to prepare my witnesses and exhibits?
3.What happens if he disagrees to prepare the PTC?
4.So my understanding is that after PTC records are submitted, we narrow down what disagreements we have and only focus on them in the court? Can the plaintiff trick me of this assumption and play around with that?
5.What happens if a certain witness he had earlier doesnt wanna come to the hearing?
6. How do I subpeopna witnesses for my case?
7. Will their clients be neeeded to be in the trial? He (atttorney) said, that is not needed, as they live outside of US, but I researched elsewhere and it said the plaintiff has to be there. How can I ask for dismissal if the plaintiff dont make it to the trial?
Sorry a lot of questions on my mind, appreciate your patience and help!