Lesage v. Twentieth Judicial District Court, 012221 MTSC, OP 21-0033

Docket Nº:OP 21-0033
Party Name:DARLENE LESAGE, Petitioner, v. TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, HON. DEBORAH KIM CHRISTOPHER, Presiding, Respondent.
Case Date:January 22, 2021
Court:Supreme Court of Montana

DARLENE LESAGE, Petitioner,

v.

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, HON. DEBORAH KIM CHRISTOPHER, Presiding, Respondent.

No. OP 21-0033

Supreme Court of Montana

January 22, 2021

ORDER

Petitioner Darlene Lesage, via counsel, seeks a writ of supervisory control directing the Twentieth Judicial District Court, Lake County, to reverse an order denying Lesage's motion to substitute judge in its Cause No. DC-20-252. Lesage alleges the District Court erred in denying her motion as untimely and that supervisory control is necessary in this case.

Having reviewed the Petition and the challenged Order, this Court deems it appropriate to obtain a summary response. Therefore, in accordance with M. R. App. P. 14(7), IT IS ORDERED that the Twentieth Judicial District Court and the State of Montana, or both, are granted until February 25, 2021, to prepare, file, and serve a response(s) to the petition for writ of supervisory control.

The Clerk is directed to provide immediate notice of this Order to counsel for Petitioner, all counsel of record in the Twentieth Judicial District Court, Lake County, Cause No. DC-20-252, and the Honorable Deborah Kim Christopher, presiding.

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