Depositions begin in June for Holland’s case against City of Davis
By: Alisha Thompson
A scheduling conference for the breach of contract lawsuit former city manager Andrew Holland filed against the City of Davis on March 6 was held on May 2. A settlement conference has to be completed before Oct. 1, 2023.
After Holland filed the petition on March 6 the City of Davis and their attorneys had 20 days to file a response the petition. Attorneys for the City of Davis, Ryan Dean and Emma C. Kincade, with Dewitt Paruolo & Meek, PLLC., answered Holland’s petition filed beginning the legal process against the City of Davis with 12 answers and 14 affirmative defenses that can be found on oscn.net by searching the case number, CJ-2023-23, filed in district court. When reading affirmative defenses, it essential to look up the legal definitions for the terms listed.
At the scheduling conference, a scheduling order was issued to be completed by the court. Holland’s legal team has until June 1 to file an amended plea. The initial witness and exhibit list is due by June 1. Witnesses will begin being deposed by both legal teams during this time as well. The final witness list and exhibit list is due by Oct. 1.
Both parties are expected to appear in court again for a pre-trial conference on Dec. 5, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. in a Murray County courtroom where the date of the trial will be set.
Holland is represented by Mark Hammons of Hammons, Hurst of Oklahoma City and Assoicates and Jeffrey R. Atkins of Edmond.