Aland v. United States Department of the Interior et al
ORDER. IT IS ORDERED that Defendant's notice (Doc. 39 ) will be construed as a motion to consolidate. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, no later than February 26, 2018, each side shall simultaneously submit a brief of no more than five pages supporting their positions on consolidation. Signed by Judge Donald W. Molloy on 2/14/2018. (NOS)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
ROBERT H. ALAND,
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF THE INTERIOR, et al.,
Defendants have filed a notice of related cases stating they believe this
matter should be consolidated with five other cases challenging the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service's 2017 Final Rule removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
grizzly bear population from the Endangered Species Act's list of endangered and
threatened species. (Doc. 39). Plaintiff has filed a response indicating his belief
that consolidation is inappropriate. (Doc. 42). Neither side has submitted a
motion or briefing on the issue. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that Defendants' notice (Doc. 39) will be construed as a
motion to consolidate.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, no later than February 26, 2018, each
side shall simultaneously submit a brief of no more five pages supporting their
positions on consolidation.
-1!f!_ daY-ofFebruary, 2018.
Molloy, District Judge
es District Court
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