Protective Life Insurance Company v. Mizioch et al
ORDER denying 273 the Montoyas' Motion for Indicative Ruling Pursuant to Rule 62.1. Signed by Judge James A Teilborg on 5/21/12.(LSP)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Protective Life Insurance Co. and AXA
Equitable Life Insurance Co.,
Peter J. Mizioch; Estate of Phyllis A.
Mizioch; Jimmy Ray Montoya; Mark Casey
Montoya; and Russel Lynn Montoya,
The Montoyas filed a Motion for Indicative Ruling Pursuant to Rule 62.1 on May
17, 2012. (Doc. 273.) The Montoyas are seeking a limited remand from the Ninth
Circuit Court of Appeals for this Court to decide the Motion for Relief from Judgment
(Doc. 255) filed on November 8, 2011. The Montoyas want this Court to either indicate
that it would grant the Motion for Relief, if it had jurisdiction, or find that the Motion
raises a substantial issue.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 62.1 provides:
If a timely motion is made for relief that the court lacks
authority to grant because of an appeal that has been docketed
and is pending, the court may:
(1) defer considering the motion;
(2) deny the motion; or
(3) state either that it would grant the motion if the court of
appeals remands for that purpose or that he motion raises a
The Court already has exercised the option set out in subparagraph one of Rule
62.1(a). The Court denied the Motion for Relief from Judgment for lack of jurisdiction
on March 14, 2012 (Doc. 267). Rule 62.1(a)’s courses of action are set out in the
disjunctive. Because the Court already elected to deny the Motion for Relief for lack of
jurisdiction, it will not now state whether it would grant the Motion or whether the
Motion raises a substantial issue.
IT IS ORDERED Denying the Montoyas’ Motion for Indicative Ruling Pursuant
to Rule 62.1 (Doc. 273).
Dated this 21st day of May, 2012.
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