Eagle Systems & Services, Inc. v. Exelis Systems Corporation
ORDER re: 112 MOTION for Summary Judgment and 110 MOTION for Reconsideration re 108 Order on Motion to Strike, by Judge R. Brooke Jackson on 1/20/2015. (tscha, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-00303-RBJ
EAGLE SYSTEMS & SERVICES, INC.,
EXELIS SYSTEMS CORPORATION,
Two motions are pending: Eagle’s motion for reconsideration regarding the Smigocki
supplemental expert report [ECF No. 110, filed December 31, 2014] and Eagle’s motion for
partial summary judgment [ECF No. 112, filed January 14, 2015]. Exelis’s time to respond has
not yet run. The motion for reconsideration essentially states that Mr. Smigocki did not change
his basic opinions but only filled in some gaps in the supporting documents and corrected some
calculations (to decrease his damages calculation slightly) in response to Exelis’s expert’s report.
I have not reviewed the motion for partial summary judgment except to see that it is supported
by 308 pages of exhibits.
There was an indication during the telephone hearing on December 29, 2014 that the
parties might be able to settle the case once the Court addressed Exelis’s motion for partial
summary judgment, concerning the implied covenant claim. The Court has done so. ECF No.
111. Before the parties invest more time and expense in briefing the two pending motions, the
Court requests that they make a good faith attempt to settle the remaining claims. The Court sua
sponte extends Exelis’ deadline for responding to the motion to reconsideration to the due date
for its response to the motion for partial summary judgment. Regarding the two motions, if
plaintiff’s characterization of the Smigocki supplement is correct the Court would be inclined to
grant reconsideration. This is, after all, a bench trial case, and the Court can disregard any new
opinions. Regarding the motion for partial summary judgment, if Exelis opposes it, its eventual
response can be and should be very short – simply point out one genuine issue of material fact
that needs to be tried. Again, because it’s a bench trial, and because granting the motion would
not eliminate a trial (on damages), the Court will not be inclined to look further or to write
another extensive summary judgment opinion.
Dated this 20th day of January, 2015.
R. Brooke Jackson
United States District Judge
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