U.S. v. BRIGHAM OIL AND GAS, L.P.

Case Nos. 4:11-po-005, 4:11-po-009, 4:11-po-004.

840 F.Supp.2d 1202 (2012)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, v. BRIGHAM OIL AND GAS, L.P., Defendant. United States of America, Plaintiff, v. Newfield Production Company, Defendant. United States of America, Plaintiff, v. Continental Resources, Inc., Defendant.

United States District Court, D. North Dakota, Northwestern Division.

January 17, 2012.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Cameron W. Hayden , U.S. Attorney's Office, Bismarck, ND, for Plaintiff.

John C. Martin , Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC, John D. Russell , Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens PC, Tulsa, OK, Richard H. Kyle, Jr. , Fredrikson & Byron, PA, Minneapolis, MN, Thomas A. Dickson , Dickson Law Office, Bismarck, ND, Lawrence Bender , Fredrikson & Byron, PA, Bismarck, ND, for Continental Resources Inc.


ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS TO DISMISS

DANIEL L. HOVLAND, District Judge.

Before the Court are the Defendants' Motions to Dismiss filed on October 25, 2011. See Docket Nos. 16, 18, and 20. For the reasons set forth below, the Court GRANTS the motions.

The Government initially charged seven oil and gas companies operating in North Dakota's Williston Basin with violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act ("Migratory Bird Act...

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