Riley v. Prescott, City of et al
ORDER: IT IS ORDERED that the motion for relief under Rules 59(e) and 60(b) (Doc. 335 ) is denied. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any motion to continue the Court's proposed December 5, 2016 trial date is due within 7 days. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a joint notice (as specified above) is due within 10 days. See attached Order for complete details. Signed by Senior Judge James A Teilborg on 6/8/2016. (KAL)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
City of Prescott, et al.,
Pending before the Court is a motion filed pursuant to Rules 59(e) and 60(b).
(Doc. 335). Because each of these rules specifically deals with amending a judgment,
and because no judgment has been entered in this case, any motion under these Rules is
procedurally premature.1 Accordingly, the motion will be denied.
The Court intends to set trial in this case for Monday, December 5, 2016.
Accordingly, counsel has one week from the date of this Order to review all attorney,
client and witness schedules for a trial beginning December 5, 2016. Any motion to
continue this trial date must be filed within seven (7) calendar days. Any such motion
Moreover, to the extent this motion could be interpreted as a motion for
reconsideration under Local Rule 7.2(g), Defendants already filed, and the Court already
denied, a motion for reconsideration on this topic at Doc. 325. Further, to the extent the
motion to could be considered a second motion for reconsideration under Local Rule
7.2(g), based on an alleged “change in the law” that occurred on December 1, 2015, the
motion is untimely. Any such motion for reconsideration would have been due within 14
days of December 1, 2015. To the extent the motion suggests this case was stayed as of
December 1, 2015, the motion is in error. The Order regarding a stay stayed only trial
and not the entire case. (Doc. 327). This fact is evidenced by the Court continuing to
address matters collateral to trial even after the Order staying trial was issued. See (Docs.
must show good cause why trial cannot proceed in approximately six months. In the
event the any party moves for a continuation, within ten (10) calendar days of the date of
this Order, counsel must confer among themselves and with all clients and witnesses and
agree-to at least two trial dates that will allow trial of this case to conclude by March 31,
Additionally, within ten (10) calendar days of the date of this Order, counsel shall
confer and file a joint notice advising the Court of: 1) an estimated length of trial, and 2)
whether a jury trial was properly demanded. If a motion to continue was filed within
seven days, this joint notice must include proposed trial dates within the time frame
specified above. Based on the foregoing,
IT IS ORDERED that the motion for relief under Rules 59(e) and 60(b) (Doc.
335) is denied.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any motion to continue the Court’s proposed
December 5, 2016 trial date is due within 7 days.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a joint notice (as specified above) is due
within 10 days.
Dated this 8th day of June, 2016.
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