Branch v. XTO Energy, Inc. et al

Filing 68

AMENDED ORDER: The parties have until 6/12/2017 to show cause why this case should not be consolidated with case no. 1:16-cv-15 for trial. Initial disclosures due by 7/17/2017. Dispositive Motions due by 8/1/2018. Parties may immediately commence with discovery. By Magistrate Judge Charles S. Miller, Jr. (Amended to Correct Scrivener's Error) (BG)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA Charles Branch, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) XTO Energy, et. al., ) ) Defendants. ) ____________________________________) ) Brian Groover, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) XTO Energy, Inc., et. al., ) ) Defendants. ) AMENDED ORDER Case No. 1:16-cv-010 Case No. 1:16-cv-015 On March 29, 2016, the court issued an order consolidating the above-entitled actions for purposes of discovery and giving the parties until September 2, 2016, to show cause why the aboveentitled actions should not be consolidated for trial. Plaintiffs were subsequently granted leave to join additional parties. On June 2, 2017, the court held a status conference with the parties to discuss, amongst other things, revisions to the pretrial deadlines and the consolidation of the above-entitled actions trial. Pursuant to these discussions, the court ORDERS the following in the above-entitled actions: (1) The parties shall have until July 17, 2017, to make their initial disclosures. (2) The parties shall have until August 1, 2018, to file dispositive motions (summary judgment as to all or part of the case). 1 (3) The parties may immediately proceed with discovery. (4) The parties shall have until June 12, 2017, to show cause why the above-entitled actions should not be consolidated for trial. (5) The court will issue a more complete progression order after it resolves the issue of consolidation. The parties can submit proposed dates. Dated this 16th day of June, 2017. /s/ Charles S. Miller, Jr. Charles S. Miller, Jr., Magistrate Judge United States District Court 2

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