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14-4474 - MCI Communications Services, Inc. et al v. Buggs Island Telephone Co-Operative et al

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14-4474 - MCI Communications Services, Inc. et al v. Buggs Island Telephone Co-Operative et al
January 15, 2015
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CLICK ON FIRST CASE HYPERLINK REGARDLESS OF YOUR CASE NUMBER:CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: This order applies to all cases transferred to this court by the JPML on 12/16/14, all tag-along cases later transferred to this court, and all related cases later filed in, removed to, ortransferred to this court. Unless the court otherwise directs, when a document is filed by the court and docketed in the Master Docket, it isdeemed filed and docketed in each individual case now pending or hereafter filed in this court that is part of this litigation. Unless the court otherwise directs, a party must make a filing only in an individual case orcases to which it is a party, not in the Master Docket. The court will conduct an initial scheduling conference on 2/18/2015 10:00 AM in US Courthouse, Courtroom 1525, 1100 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75242-1310 before Judge Sidney A Fitzwater. Parties may participate by telephone but must file in the Master Docket a request to do so. No later than 2/1315 at noon, the parties must file a brief written statement indicating their preliminaryunderstanding of the facts involved in the litigation and the critical factual and legal issues. No later than 2/13/15 at noon a party who has filed a pending motion in an individual case must file in the Master Docket a statement that identifies the motion. No later than 2/13/15 a party who is aware of a related case pending in federal or state court must file in the Master Docket an identifying statement. Applications for lead counsel and/or steering committee and liaison counsel for plas and dfts must be filed in the Master Docket no later than 2/13/15 at noon. Each dft is granted an extension of time to file response to cmp until date to be set. Pending the conference all pending disclosure and discovery are stayed. Prior to conference no motion shall be filed without leave of court. (Ordered by Judge Sidney A Fitzwater on 1/15/2015) (gr)
November 17, 2015
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendants' Lead Counsel, Defendants' Liaison Counsel, with leave to replead plaintiffs' state-law claims; denying MOTION to Dismiss on Primary Jurisdiction Grounds or, in the Alternative, for Stay Pending Referral. (Ordered by Judge Sidney A Fitzwater on 11/17/2015) (gr)
March 16, 2016
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: The balance of defendants' 12/8/15 motion for leave to file counterclaims, for order establishing related procedures, and for status conference is granted. Plaintiffs' 12/10/15 request for extension of time to replead state claims is granted. And plaintiffs' 12/22/15 motion for final judgment pursuant to Rule 54(b), or, in the alternative, for certification review under 28 U.S.C. ยง 1292, and for stay pending appeal is denied. (Ordered by Judge Sidney A Fitzwater on 3/16/2016) (ash)
May 15, 2018
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s's motions for summary judgment are granted, and the parties are ordered to file final judgments within seven days. (Ordered by Judge Sidney A Fitzwater on 5/15/2018) (axm)MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: In these MDL proceedings, the court decides three pending motions for summary judgment (280 in 3:14-md-02587-D; 285 in 3:14-md-02587-D; 46 in 3:16-cv-02210-D) under an abbreviated summary judgment procedure that is appropriate under the circumstances to facilitate an appeal of the court's case-dispositive decision in In re IntraMTA Switched Access Charges Litigation, 2015 WL 7252948 (N.D. Tex. Nov. 17, 2015) (Fitzwater, J.) ("IntraMTA I"). The LEC