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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR AN EXPEDITED STATUS CONFERENCEPlaintiffs hereby move this Court, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(a), to convene a status conference at the Court's earliest convenience to address procedures and schedule for discovery and further proceedings in this case.
On June 28, 2001, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, sitting en banc, issued its ruling in this case, affirming in part, reversing in part, and remanding in part the District Court's liability judgment, and reversing and remanding in its entirety the District Court's remedial order for further consideration in light of the Appellate Court's opinion. On August 24, 2001, the Court of Appeals issued its mandate, and the matter was assigned to this court for further proceedings.
Rule 16(a) provides that a court may, in its discretion, direct attorneys for the parties to appear before it for a conference in order to expedite matters. Because of the strong public interest in a prompt and orderly resolution of the remaining issues in this case, Plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court schedule an initial status conference at its earliest convenience to address procedures and a schedule for future proceedings. Counsel for plaintiffs are available for a status conference any time during the next 10 days except September 5 and September 7.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that on this 29th day of August, 2001, I caused one copy of the foregoing Plaintiffs' Motion for an Expedited Status Conference to be served by facsimile, followed by first class U.S. Mail, postage prepaid, or by hand upon:
Bradley P. Smith (via facsimile)