District Court Judge has set a briefing schedule for class certification and Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment.
On December 5, 2012, Judge Baker entered a Case Management Order that established the following dates and deadlines. The Motions for Summary Judgment remain pending. The court intends to rule on the motions no later then February 1,2013. The plaintiffs will file an Amended Motion for Class Certification no later than February 22, 2013. The Defendants must file a response to the Amended Motion for Class Certification no later than March 7, 2013, and the Plaintiffs shall reply no later than March 21,2013. Following the Court’s review of the motions, the Court will issue a ruling on class certification. We are hopeful that the Judge will issue a decision in the late spring or early summer; however the Judge may take more time. We will continue to provide updates as the Judge issues his decisions.