Central Power Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Barnett et al

Filing 97

ORDER for dispositive motion deadlines, bench trial, and expert disclosure deadlines re the issue of "use and necessity." Bench Trial set for 11/13/2012 is rescheduled for 2/20/2013 at 9:00 AM in Bismarck Courtroom 1 before Judge Daniel L. Hovland. Status Conference set for 9/11/2012 at 10:00 AM by telephone before Magistrate Judge Charles S. Miller, Jr. By Magistrate Judge Charles S. Miller, Jr. (BG)

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA NORTHWESTERN DIVISION David Houle and Becky Houle, et. al., Plaintiffs, vs. Central Power Electric Cooperative, Inc., (CPEC), et. al., CPEC v. Cecil L. Jeannotte, et. al., CPEC v. Corey J. Hall, et. al., CPEC v. Cecil L. Jeannotte, et. al., CPEC v. Howard Longie, et. al., CPEC v. Est of Marie M. Jeanotte, et. al., CPEC v. Donna M. Anderson, et. al., CPEC v. Pete Barnett, et. al., CPEC v. John E. Monette, et. al., CPEC v. Ophelia Dixon Navarro, et. al., CPEC v. Kimberly Blackwell, et. al., CPEC v. Dustin Decoteau, et. al., CPEC v. Wilkie, et. al., CPEC v. Davis, et. al., Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. Plaintiff, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER Case No. 4:09-cv-021 Case No. 4:11-cv-055 Case No. 4:11-cv-061 Case No. 4:11-cv-073 Case No. 4:11-cv-076 Case No. 4:11-cv-077 Case No. 4:11-cv-078 Case No. 4:11-cv-084 Case No. 4:11-cv-098 Case No. 4:11-cv-100 Case No. 4:11-cv-101 Case No. 4:12-cv-004 Case No. 4:12-cv-005 Case No. 4:12-cv-006 The court held a status conference in the above-entitled actions on August 2, 2012, Pursuant to its discussion with the parties, the court ORDERS: 1 1. The bench trial scheduled for November 13, 2012, on the issues of “use and necessity” shall be rescheduled for February 20, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in Bismarck before Judge Hovland (courtroom #1). The court has reserved three days for trial. 2. The parties shall have until October 1, 2012, to disclose the names of expert witnesses and complete reports regarding the issue of “use and necessity.” 3. The parties shall have until November 1, 2012, to file dispositive motions regarding the issue of “use and necessity.” Responses to these motions are due by December 1, 2012. Thereafter, the moving party shall have until December 14, 2012, to file a reply. 4. The undersigned shall hold a status conference by telephone with the parties on September 11, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. CDT to discuss scheduling matters that pertain to issues other than “use and necessity.” The court shall initiate the conference call. 5. The Motion to Compel filed in Case Nos. 4:09-cv-021 and all other pending motions in the above-captioned actions shall be held in abeyance pending the status conference on September 11, 2012. 6. The final pretrial conferences and jury trials scheduled in Case Nos. 4:09-cv-021, 4:11-cv-055, 4:11-cv-073, and 4:11-cv-076 are canceled. 7. In cases where scheduling/orders were previously entered, all deadlines contained therein shall be suspended pending further order of the court. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated this 3rd day of August, 2012. /s Charles S. Miller, Jr. Charles S. Miller, Jr. United States Magistrate Judge 2