Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Environmental Protection Agency
ORDER re case management plan. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 6/6/2017. (ASG)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
JUN 06 2017
Clerk, U.S OiUict Court
District Of Montana
ALLIANCE FOR THE WILD ROCKIES,
The Complaint having been filed in this case, and pursuant to Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure 16(b) and 26(±) and L.R. 16.1, 16.2, & 26.1,
IT IS ORDERED:
1. Responsibility of Plaintiffs' Counsel. This order is issued at the outset
of the case, and a copy is delivered by the Clerk of Court to counsel for the
plaintiff. Plaintiffs' counsel is directed to serve a copy of this order to all
parties that have appeared, and to each other party within ten days after
receiving notice of that party's appearance. Plaintiffs' case may be dismissed
without prejudice if Plaintiffs fail to serve opposing counsel with this order.
2. Rule 26(f) Conference and Case Management Plan. A Case
Management Plan shall be filed on or before 2 MONTHS AFTER
COMPLAINT IS FILED/ORDER IS ISSUED. Lead trial counsel for the
respective parties shall, at least two weeks before the Case Management Plan is
due, meet to discuss the nature and basis of their claims and defenses and the
possibilities for a prompt settlement or resolution of the case and to develop a
proposed case management plan. The case management plan resulting from the
Rule 26(±) conference is not subject to revision absent compelling reasons.
3. Contents of Case Management Plan. The Case Management Plan shall
contain deadlines for the following pretrial motions and events or shall state that
such deadlines are not necessary:
Motions to Dismiss (fully briefed)
Certification of Administrative Record
Motions to Supplement the Administrative Record
Motions to Amend the Pleadings
Completion of Discovery
Motions for Summary Judgment (fully briefed)
Additional Deadlines Agreed to by the Parties
"Fully briefed" means that the motion, the brief in support of the motion, and the
opposing party's response brief are filed with the court by the deadline.
4. Representation at Rule 26(f) Conference. Each party to the case must
be represented at the Rule 26( f) conference by at least one person with authority to
enter into stipulations.
5. Stipulation to Foundation and Authenticity. Pursuant to Rule
16(c)(3 ), the parties shall either:
(a) enter into the following stipulation:
The parties stipulate as to foundation and authenticity for all written
documents produced in pre-trial disclosure and during the course of
discovery. However, if receiving counsel objects to either the
foundation or the authenticity of a particular document, then
receiving counsel must make specific objection to producing counsel
in writing within a reasonable time after receiving the document. A
"reasonable" time means that producing counsel has sufficient time to
lay the foundation or establish authenticity through depositions or
other discovery. If the producing party objects to a document's
foundation or authenticity, the producing party shall so state, in
writing, at the time of production, in sufficient time for receiving
counsel to lay the foundation or establish authenticity through
depositions or other discovery. All other objections are reserved.
(b) state why a stipulation to authenticity and foundation is not appropriate
for the case.
6. Administrative Record: If an administrative record is involved, it must
be filed in an indexed and searchable electronic format on CDs. The government
shall provide Plaintiff with the administrative record CDs on or before the
administrative record filing deadline set out in~ 4, supra. The government must
also file with the Court ONE hard copy of the following documents (along
with any attachments or appendices) to the extent any such documents are at
issue in the case:
Final Environmental Impact Statement
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Record of Decision or Decision Notice
Forest Plan or other programmatic planning document
Finding of No Significant Impact
Final Listing/Delisting Rule
7. Briefs: In addition to the requirements ofL.R. 10.3, any briefs filed in
this matter with any references to the administrative record must also be
submitted to the Court on a CD or DVD and include active hyperlinks to all
citations, including but not limited to the administrative record, statutes, case
law, and regulations. Citations to statutes, case law, and regulations should
link to Westlaw or Lexis Nexis. A party required to file a brief prior to
certification of the administrative record is relieved from the requirement that it
provide hyperlinks to administrative record citations, but must comply with this
paragraph in all other respects.
8. In all documents filed with the Court, the parties shall not use any
acronyms except for the following commonly understood acronyms in record
review cases: NEPA, NFMA, APA, ESA, USFS, FWS and EIS.
DATED this l2._day of June, 2017.
Dana L. Christensen, Chief Judge
United States District Court
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?