Mountain Water Company seeks a writ of supervisory control
over the Fourth Judicial District Court in Missoula County
Cause No. DV-14-352 to reverse that Court's January 4,
2017 Order directing Mountain Water to provide the City of
Missoula with access to Mountain Water customer service data
and human resources information. Mountain Water argues that
any order of possession of Mountain Water assets must follow
a payment-before-possession process as established by §
70-30-311, MCA. Mountain Water further requests that the
Court issue an Order immediately staying the District
Court's January 4 Order while its Petition is pending.
review of the Petition, the District Court's Order, and
other materials Mountain Water has appended to its Petition,
the Court deems it appropriate to obtain a summary response.
Therefore, in accordance with M. R. App. P. 14(7), IT IS
ORDERED that the Fourth Judicial District Court, the City of
Missoula, or both, are granted ten days from the date of this
Order in which to prepare, file, and serve a response(s) to
the petition for writ of supervisory control.
FURTHER ORDERED that the District Court's January 4, 2017
Order is STAYED pending this Court's consideration of
Mountain Water's Petition.
Clerk is directed to provide immediate notice of this Order
to counsel for Petitioner, all counsel of record in Missoula