Travelers Property Casualty Company of America et al v. Centex Homes

Filing 376

ORDER by Judge Charles R. Breyer denying 367 Motion to Lift Stay. (crblc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/21/2011)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 12 13 14 15 No. C 10-02757 CRB TRAVELERS PROPERTY, ORDER DENYING MOTION TO LIFT STAY Plaintiff, v. CENTEX HOMES, Defendant. / 16 17 Plaintiff Travelers Property has filed a Motion to Lift Stay (dkt. 367). The Court finds 18 this matter suitable for resolution without oral argument pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-1(b) 19 and VACATES the hearing on calendar for December 2, 2011. The Court granted a stay 20 primarily in the hope that the resolution of the underlying cases would bring some clarity to 21 the issues of (1) Travelers’s prejudice and (2) Centex’s defense fees. See Ferrentino Decl. 22 (dkt. 372) Ex. 1 at 6:24-7:3 (“But it’s so difficult to put – to litigate a case in which we’re 23 talking about prejudice without knowing either the outcome or knowing the dollar amount. I 24 mean, you can do the dollar amount, but you can’t tie it to the outcome. So that’s why I 25 think I would just grant the stay.”). Both are issues that are difficult, if not impossible, to 26 determine while those cases are ongoing. The underlying cases are still ongoing. Opp’n 27 (dkt. 371) at 1 (“nothing has changed in the underlying cases since the case was stayed”). 28 1 Moreover, Travelers has not demonstrated that it is prejudiced by the stay. Accordingly, the 2 Motion to Lift Stay is DENIED. 3 IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 5 Dated: November 21, 2011 CHARLES R. BREYER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 6 7 8 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 G:\CRBALL\2010\2757\order re stay.wpd 2

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