Actually, Judge Senter pulled his knife out at the end of last week and while I was trying to find time to get those two Orders posted, he was sharpening his knife on two more – but what he has in mind is no turkey, it’s the December 1st Status Conference on his schedule:
I have decided to continue the trial of this case from its present setting on December 1, 2010, and to set a status conference on that date to hear from all parties on the merits of the motions that remain undecided at that time.
Two motions pending “at that time” and mentioned in his Order were the Government’s motion to vacate Judge Senter’s Order dismissing defendant Forensic and the Rigsbys’ motion to reconsider the scope of the proceedings.
These motions are fully briefed, and I do not anticipate requiring any additional briefings at this time. After this conference, I will reschedule the trial to accommodate my rulings on the pending motions.
Judge Senter should have known State Farm would consider that an invitation. In that context, today Judge Senter sent “regrets” to Butler Snow – and denied State Farm’s motion to declassify portions of 30(b)(6) deposition of TRG (The Rendon Groups)in support of “the good neighbor’s “motion to dismiss the Rigsby’s case for repeated violations of the seal. In his Order, Senter stated:
After reading the materials submitted in support of this motion, including the Rule30(b)(6) Deposition of the Rendon Group [Document 756, Exhibit 1] and theSupplemental Responses submitted by TRG [Document 756, Exhibit 2], it appears to me that the material in question has only marginal relevance, if any, to the merits of the State Farm motion  to dismiss. Continue reading “Judge Senter sharpens his carving knife on Orders in Rigsby qui tam”