Trinity Hospitals, Inc. et al v. The Markham Group, LLC et al

Filing 74

ORDER granting 73 MOTION to Continue and 71 MOTION for Extension of Time. The pretrial deadlines are suspended pending further order of the Court. The final pretrial conference set for 1/21/2020 and trial set for 2/3/2020 are cancelled. Plaintiffs shall file a status report by 7/12/2019. By Magistrate Judge Clare R. Hochhalter. (BG)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA Trinity Hospitals, Inc., and Trinity Health, Inc., Plaintiffs, vs. The Markham Group, LLC, Bruce Sinclair, Christopher Todd Coon, and Doe No. 1., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER Case No. 1:17-cr-237 The Plaintiffs initiated the above-entitled action by Complaint on November 6, 2017, against the Markham Group, LLC, Bruce Sinclair, Christopher Todd Coon (collectively the “Released Defendants”) and a fictitiously-named defendant. (Doc. No. 1). The Plaintiffs subsequently reached a settlement with the Released Defendants and in November 2018 stipulated to the dismissal of the Complaint as to the Released Defendants. (Doc. Nos. 67 and 68). On April 5, 2019, the Plaintiffs filed a “Motion to Extend Deadlines and Trial Date.” (Doc. Nos. 71 and 73). They request that the Court extend all pretrial deadlines and continue the trial for one year. The basis for their motion is that they are endeavoring to ascertain the identity of the fictitiously-named defendant and in so doing require additional time to review documents provided to them by the Released Defendants in December 2018. The Court in its discretion GRANTS the Plaintiffs’ motion (Doc. Nos. 71 and 73) IN PART. The final pretrial conference set for January 21, 2020, and the trial set for February 3, 2020, are cancelled. Both shall be rescheduled as necessary at a later date and time. All pretrial deadlines shall be suspended pending further order of the Court. The Plaintiffs shall file a report advising the 1 Court of the status of its document review by July 12, 2019. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated this 15th day of April, 2019. /s/ Clare R. Hochhalter Clare R. Hochhalter, Magistrate Judge United States District Court 2

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