United States District Court, D. Montana, Missoula Division
ALLIANCE FOR THE WILD ROCKIES, NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS COUNCIL, Plaintiffs,
LEANNE MARTEN, Regional Forester of Region One of the U.S. Forest Service, and UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Defendants.
L. CHRISTENSEN CHIEF JUDGE
Complaint having been filed in this case, and pursuant to
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 16(b) and 26(f) and L.R.
16.1, 16.2, & 26.1, IT IS ORDERED:
Responsibility of Plaintiffs' Counsel. This
order is issued at the outset of the case, and a copy is
delivered by the Clerk of Court to counsel for the plaintiff.
Plaintiffs' counsel is directed to serve a copy
of this order to all parties that have appeared, and to each
other party within ten days after receiving notice of that
party's appearance. Plaintiffs' case may be dismissed
without prejudice if Plaintiffs fail to serve opposing
counsel with this order.
Rule 26(f) Conference and Case Management Plan. A
Case Management Plan shall be filed on or before
April 18, 2017. Lead trial counsel for the
respective parties shall, at least two weeks before the Case
Management Plan is due, meet to discuss the nature and basis
of their claims and defenses and the possibilities for a
prompt settlement or resolution of the case and to develop a
proposed case management plan. The case management plan
resulting from the Rule 26(f) conference is not subject
to revision absent compelling reasons.
Contents of Case Management Plan. The Case
Management Plan shall contain deadlines for the following
pretrial motions and events or shall state that such
deadlines are not necessary:
Motions to Dismiss (fully briefed)
Certification of Administrative Record
Motions to Supplement the Administrative Record
Motions to Amend the Pleadings
Completion of Discovery
Motions for Summary Judgment (fully briefed)
Additional Deadlines Agreed to by the Parties
"Fully briefed" means that the motion, the brief in
support of the motion, and the opposing party's response
brief are filed with the court by the deadline.
Representation at Rule 26(f) Conference. Each party
to the case must be represented at the Rule 26(f) conference
by at least one person ...