Copperhead Pipeline and Construction, Inc. v. Northern Natural Gas Company
ORDER - That as to information responsive to Defendants written discovery (both interrogatories and production requests) in Copperheads possession and control, and that Copperhead knows or has reason to know of at this time, full and complete responses shall be electronically served on Northern by no later than November 13, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Ordered by Magistrate Judge Cheryl R. Zwart. (DMS)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
COPPERHEAD PIPELINE AND
CONSTRUCTION, INC., an Oklahoma
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY, a
Both parties are diligently pursuing discovery, with Northern’s depositions of
Copperhead witnesses set to begin in early December. But defendant Northern expressed
concern that Copperhead’s method of responding to written discovery, i.e., rolling production of
documents and interrogatory responses, was creating delays and posing a serious risk that
Northern would be unable to adequately prepare for the December depositions. Northern
requested a deadline for Copperhead’s full and complete response to Northern’s written
Copperhead explained that the contract at issue involved multi-location work, with
subcontractor documentation and electronic discovery posing substantial challenges in quickly
gathering all the requested information. That said, Copperhead stated it was closing in on
finishing the written discovery responses.
After conferring with counsel for both parties,
IT IS ORDERED that as to information responsive to Defendant’s written discovery
(both interrogatories and production requests) in Copperhead’s possession and control, and that
Copperhead knows or has reason to know of at this time, full and complete responses shall be
electronically served on Northern by no later than November 13, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
November 7, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Cheryl R. Zwart
United States Magistrate Judge
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