Update from June 29 Status Conference
From our attorney's Peter Nichols & Megan Gutwein: Referee DiDomenico held a status conference in Security’s case. Security has received comments on its proposed decree and engineering from all opposers. The deadline for Security to provide a response to comments, revised proposed decree, additional engineering, and response to the Division Engineer’s Summary of Consultation is August 29, 2017.
The next status conference will be September 5, 2017. At that time, the parties will decide whether a settlement may be reached on Security’s application relatively soon. If so, the case will remain on the Referee’s docket and the deadline to reach a settlement extended an additional six months. The current deadline is October 31, 2017. If not, the case may be re-referred to the water court. Even if the case is re-referred, we will still work towards settlement with Security prior to trial.