February 24, 2014
CARLA OVA, Plaintiff and Respondent,
OAKLAND HOME BUILDERS CORPORATION, Defendant and Petitioner.
On February 21, 2014, defendant and petitioner Oakland Home Builders Corporation, by counsel (Oakland), filed a petition for supervisory control. It seeks an order vacating the District Court's order of February 11, 2014, in which the court granted the plaintiffs motion for leave to add Gary Oakland as an additional party defendant, and an order staying the district court proceedings during the pendency of this petition. This matter is currently scheduled for trial for May 12, 2014.
We deem it appropriate to receive from Ova a summary response to Oakland's petition, pursuant to M. R. App. P. 14(7)(a). We do not deem it appropriate to stay the proceedings pending our resolution of the petition. Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Ova shall have 14 days within which to file a summary response to Oakland's petition. No reply brief may thereafter be filed.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Oakland's request for a stay of proceedings during the pendency of this petition is DENIED.
The Clerk of this Court is directed to serve notice of this Order upon all counsel of record, and upon the Honorable Gregory R. Todd, Montana Thirteenth Judicial District Court, under cause No. DV 08-1339.