Pretty basic new order in Fairholme lawsuit. I have attached a PDF as well. Remember we are only in pre-trial. This discovery is very narrow and limited only to the government’s motion to dismiss. I would suggest you take a look at some other major lawsuit timelines. They take time; Judge Sweeney has done a great job of keeping this moving along, far better than other cases I have seen. A lot of this is simply procedural stuff that takes place in every case. The big issue now is to see how she decides regarding exactly what will be classified as protected information. Relax, I couldn’t have imagined being in a better position than we are in at this stage Keep the faith!

7:14:14 Order Fairholme case 2
In the United States Court of Federal Claims

No. 13-465 C
(Filed: July 14, 2014)

Plaintiffs, *
v. *
Defendant. *


As outlined in the court’s April 9, 2014 order in the above-captioned case, the parties
shall inform the court if they seek to have a status conference on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. In
the event that a status conference will be held, it shall take place at 2:00 p.m. on that day.
Further, no status conferences in this case shall be held between Wednesday, July 23, 2014 and
Wednesday, August 6, 2014. If needed, a status conference shall take place on Thursday, August
7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

In addition, given the parties’ recent filings and the current status of discovery, it appears
that jurisdictional discovery will not be completed by the date originally anticipated.
Accordingly, once a protective order has been entered and the scope of discovery has been fully
identified, the parties shall file a joint status report setting forth their respective positions
concerning the date by which jurisdictional discovery will be completed. After that date is
determined, if the parties find during the course of continuing discovery that additional time is
needed to complete it, they shall file the appropriate motion.


s/ Margaret M. Sweeney