United States District Court, D. Montana, Missoula Division
KSANKA KUPAQA XA'LCIN, ROCK CREEK ALLIANCE, EARTHWORKS, MONTANA ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION CENTER, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE, SIERRA CLUB, and CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, Plaintiffs,
UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE; CHAD W. BENSON, Kootenai National Forest Supervisor; and UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, Defendants.
W. Molloy, District Judge
to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 16(b) and 26(f) and Local
Rules 16.1, 16.2, & 26.1, IT IS ORDERED:
Responsibility of Plaintiffs' Counsel.
Order is issued at the outset of the case, and a copy is
delivered by the Clerk of Court to counsel for the
plaintiffs. The plaintiffs' counsel is directed to serve
a copy of this Order to each other party within ten (10) days
after receiving notice of that party's appearance.
plaintiffs' case may be dismissed without prejudice if
the plaintiffs fail to serve opposing counsel with this
Preliminary Pretrial Statement.
for the respective parties shall file and serve on all
parties a written preliminary pretrial statement on or before
April 15, 2019. The statement shall address
all matters listed in L.R. 16.2(b)(1).
Rule 26(f) Conference and Case Management Plan.
parties shall file a proposed case management plan on or
before April 29, 2019. The parties shall
e-mail a copy of the proposed case management plan in Word
format to email@example.com. Lead trial
counsel for the respective parties shall, at least two weeks
before the proposed case management plan is due, meet to
discuss the nature and basis of their claims and defenses, to
develop the proposed case management plan, and to discuss the
possibilities for a prompt settlement or resolution of the
case. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 1. The case management
plan resulting from the Rule 26(f) conference is not subject
to revision, absent compelling reasons.
Contents of Case Management Plan.
proposed case management plan should contain deadlines for
the following pretrial motions and events or should state
that such deadlines are not necessary:
Motions to Dismiss (fully briefed)
Certification of Administrative Record
Motions to Supplement the Administrative ...