Zuni River Basin Adjudication: Subproceeding 1, Zuni Indian Claims
ORDER FOR PERIODIC STATUS REPORTS by Magistrate Judge William P. Lynch. (mej)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and ZUNI INDIAN TRIBES,
CV 07-681 MV/WPL
STATE OF NEW MEXICO, ex rel.
STATE ENGINEER, et al.,
ZUNI RIVER BASIN
Zuni Indian Claims
ORDER DIRECTING SUBMISSION OF STATUS REPORT
This matter is before me on the parties’ Joint Status Report Concerning Progress of
Negotiations. (Doc. 346.) On December 10, 2013, the Honorable Lorenzo F. Garcia vacated all
scheduling orders filed since September 2008 to allow the parties time to pursue a negotiated
settlement of the Tribe’s claims. (Doc. 333.) Pursuant to Judge Garcia’s Order, the parties filed a
Joint Status Report on June 10, 2014. (Doc. 336.) The parties have filed a Joint Status Report
every six months since that time. (Docs. 339, 341, 342, 344, 345, 346.)
According to the Joint Status Reports, the negotiation technical committee met in January
and February 2017, a subgroup met in April 2017, and another subgroup meeting is planned for
the near future. The Zuni Tribe has been developing a draft settlement proposal and will continue
in this effort. In light of these proceedings, the parties ask for another six months to continue
settlement discussions and related technical work.
Being fully advised in these matters, I find that the parties’ request is well-taken. The
parties are granted an additional six months to continue their settlement negotiations and related
efforts. No later than December 20, 2017, the parties will file another report concerning the
status of their negotiations and as to further scheduling in this Subproceeding.
Additionally, the parties will file joint status reports every June 20 and December 20 until
further order of this Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
William P. Lynch
United States Magistrate Judge
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