North Dakota Farm Bureau, Inc. et al v. Attorney General of North Dakota

Filing 108

ORDER granting 103 Unopposed Motion to Amend Scheduling/Discovery Plan. Discovery due by 3/20/2018. Discovery Motions due by 4/17/2018. Plaintiff(s) Expert Witness Disclosures and Reports due by 3/30/2018. Defendant(s) Expert Witness Disclosu res and Reports due by 5/15/2018. Dispositive Motions due by 10/1/2018. Bench Trial REset for 4/2/2019 at 9:00 AM in Bismarck Courtroom 1 before Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland (9 days). Final Pretrial Conference REset for 3/26/2019 at 2:00 PM in by telephone before Magistrate Judge Charles S. Miller, Jr. By Magistrate Judge Charles S. Miller, Jr. (Final Pretrial conference previously set for 2/15/2019; Bench Trial previously set for 2/19/2019). (BG)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota Farm Bureau, Inc.; Galegher Farms, Inc.; Brian Gerrits; Breeze Dairy Group, LLC; Paul Ivesdal; North Dakota Pork Council; Bill Price; and, Global Beef Consultants, LLC, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiffs, v. Wayne Stenehjem, in his official capacity as Attorney General of North Dakota, Defendant, Farmers’ Educational and Cooperative Union of America North Dakota Division, d/b/a North Dakota Farmers Union, Intervenor-Defendant, Dakota Resource Council, a North Dakota Nonprofit Corporation, Intervenor-Defendant. ORDER Case No. 1:16-cv-137 Before the court is a Motion to Amend Scheduling/Discovery Plan filed by IntervenorDefendant North Dakota Farmers Union. Pursuant to its discussions with the parties during a status conference held on October 20, 2017, the court GRANTS the motion (Docket No. 103) IN PART and AMENDS the pretrial deadlines as follows: 1. The parties shall have until March 20, 2018, to complete fact discovery and until April 17, 2018, to file discovery motions. 2. The parties shall provide the names of expert witnesses and complete reports under Rule 26(a)(2) as follows: 1 a. Plaintiffs by March 30, 2018; and b. Defendants by May 15, 2018. (Reports to be served on other parties, but not filed with the court.) 3 The parties shall have until September 14, 2018, to complete discovery depositions of expert witnesses. 4. The parties shall have until October 1, 2018, to file other dispositive motions (summary judgment as to all or part of the case). The court further ORDERS that the bench trial set for February 19, 2019, shall be rescheduled for April 2, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in Bismarck before Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland. A nine (9) day trial is anticipated. Finally, the court ORDERS that the final pretrial conference set for February 15, 2019, shall be rescheduled for March 26, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. by telephone. The court shall initiate the conference call. Dated this 20th day of October, 2017. /s/ Charles S. Miller, Jr. Charles S. Miller, Jr., Magistrate Judge United States District Court 2

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