BP America Inc. et al v. Yerington Paiute Tribe et al

Filing 70

ORDER that the parties file a joint Status Report due by 5/3/2018 in accordance with order. Signed by Judge Larry R. Hicks on 4/13/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - KW)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 8 *** 9 10 BP AMERICA INC., and ATLANTIC RICHFIELD COMPANY, Plaintiffs, 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Case No. 3:17-cv-0588-LRH-(WGC) v. ORDER YERINGTON PAIUTE TRIBE; LAURIE A. THOM in her official capacity as Chairman of the Yerington Paiute Tribe; YERINGTON PAIUTE TRIBAL COURT; and SANDRAMAE PICKENS in her official capacity as Judge of the Yerington Paiute Tribal Court, Defendants. 18 19 20 This is an action concerning whether defendants have tribal jurisdiction to pursue a civil 21 action against plaintiffs in tribal court. Currently pending are three motions to dismiss by the 22 defendants on the basis of tribal sovereign immunity and exhaustion of tribal remedies. See 23 ECF Nos. 41, 51, 53. 24 The tribal court had scheduled a hearing in January 2018, to determine, in the first part, 25 whether it has jurisdiction over the underlying tribal litigation. The outcome of that 26 determination, as well as the ongoing proceedings in the tribal court, have an impact in this 27 litigation and the parties’ arguments for dismissal. Therefore, the parties are directed to meet 28 and confer and file a joint status report within twenty (20) days of entry of this order and 1 1 inform the court about the status of the tribal litigation and the outcome of plaintiffs’ motion to 2 dismiss for lack of jurisdiction in the tribal court. 3 4 5 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the parties shall, within twenty (20) days of entry of this order, file a joint status report in accordance with this order. 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. 7 DATED this 13th day of April, 2018. 8 _ LARRY R. HICKS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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