December 10, 2013
Lenny M. Chapman and Tracy M. Chapman, Plaintiffs,
Hiland Partners GP Holdings, LLC, a Foreign Company, Hiland Partners, LP, a Foreign Parternership, and Hiland Operating, LLC a Foreign Company, Defendants and Third-Party Plaintiff (Hiland Operating LLC),
Missouri Basin Well Service, Inc., and B&B Heavy Haul, LLC, Third-Party Defendants.
CHARLES S. MILLER, Jr., Magistrate Judge.
On December 2, 2013, counsel for defendants contacted the court to schedule a conference in accordance with D.N.D. L. Civ. R. 37.1(B). In subsequent correspondence to the court dated December 4 and 9, 2013, plaintiffs and defendants outlined their discovery dispute that precipitated defendants' request.
On December 9, 2013, the court convened a conference the parties' discovery concerns. Pursuant to its discussion with the parties, the court shall conduct a hearing on December 17, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in Bismarck (in the conference room adjacent to chambers) to address the issues raised by plaintiff and defendants in their aforementioned correspondence. Local counsel for plaintiffs and defendants shall appear personally. Out-of-state counsel for plaintiffs and defendants shall appear via telephone. Counsel for third-party defendants may participate via telephone as well. The court shall initiate the conference call.
IT IS SO ORDERED.