Dominek et al v. Equinor Energy LP

Filing 77

ORDER: Status Conference set for 2/10/2023 at 9:00 AM by telephone before Magistrate Judge Clare R. Hochhalter. By Magistrate Judge Clare R. Hochhalter (BG) (Main Document 77 replaced on 1/17/2023 to correct a typographical error.) Regenerated NEF. (jb)

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Case 1:19-cv-00288-DLH-CRH Document 77 Filed 01/17/23 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA Allen Dominek and Arlen Dominek, Plaintiffs, vs. Equinor Energy L.P. f/k/a and a/k/a Brigham Oil & Gas L.P. and Statoil Oil and Gas L.P., and Grayson Mill Williston, LLC, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER Case No. 1:19-cv-288 On June 23, 2021, the parties filed a stipulation to continue the final pretrial conference and trial pending a ruling on their cross-motions for summary judgment. (Doc. No. 49). On June 24, 2021, the court adopted the parties’ stipulation and cancelled the final pretrial conference and trial with the understanding that they would be rescheduled as necessary at a later date. (Doc. No. 50). On March 16, 2022, the court issued an order certifying a number of questions to the North Dakota Supreme Court that pertained to many of the issues presented by the parties in their crossmotions for summary judgment. (Doc. No. 70). On March 21, 2022, the court issued an order deeming the parties’ cross- motions for summary judgment moot with the understanding the parties could renew their motions as necessary once the North Dakota Supreme Court had addressed the certified questions. (Doc. No. 72). On November 23, 2022, the North Dakota Supreme issued an opinion answering the certified questions in part. (Doc. Nos. 75, 76). The parties have yet to refile their respective motions for cross-motions for summary judgment. The court finds it prudent under the circumstances to take stock of this matter and otherwise 1 Case 1:19-cv-00288-DLH-CRH Document 77 Filed 01/17/23 Page 2 of 2 formulate a plan going forward. Accordingly, the court shall hold status conference with the parties by telephone on February 10, 2023, at 9:00 AM. To participate in the conference, the partes should call (877) 810-9415 and enter access code 8992581. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated this 17th day of January, 2023. /s/ Clare R. Hochhalter Clare R. Hochhalter, Magistrate Judge United States District Court 2

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