John C. Cheeks, et al., Appellants v. Fort Myer Construction Corporation, et al., Appellees
Upon consideration of the motions for summary affirmance, the corrected response thereto, and the replies, it is
ORDERED that the motions be denied. The merits of the parties' positions are not so clear as to warrant summary action. See Taxpayers Watchdog, Inc. v. Stanley, 819 F.2d 294, 297 (D.C. Cir. 1987) (per curiam). It is
FURTHER ORDERED, on the court's own motion, that the parties submit by July 21, 2017, proposed formats for the briefing of this case. The parties are strongly urged to submit a joint proposal and are reminded that the court looks with extreme disfavor on repetitious submissions and will, where appropriate, require a joint brief of aligned parties with total words not to exceed the standard allotment for a single brief. Whether the parties are aligned or have disparate interests, they must provide detailed justifications for any request to file separate briefs or to exceed in the aggregate the standard word allotment. Requests to exceed the standard word allotment must specify the word allotment necessary for each issue.