Deatrick v. Science Applications International Corporation

Filing 33

ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen Granting 13 Defendant's Motion to Stay. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2012)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 ELLA DEATRICK, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, No. C-12-1055 EMC 9 Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO STAY v. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 (Docket No. 13) 12 SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, 13 Defendant. ___________________________________/ 14 15 16 Defendant filed a motion to stay this action pending a decision by the Judicial Panel on 17 Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") on Defendant's motion to transfer this and other related putative 18 class actions for consolidated and coordinated proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407. Docket 19 No. 13. Although Plaintiff opposes the motion to stay, she does not oppose Defendant's motion to 20 the JPML, nor does she oppose transferring the action to the District of Columbia. Pursuant to Civil 21 Local Rule 7–1(b), the Court determines that the matters are appropriate for resolution without oral 22 argument, and VACATES the hearing. Having considered the parties' submissions, and for good 23 cause shown, the Court hereby ORDERS: 24 (1) Defendant's motion to stay these proceedings is GRANTED. The Court finds that a stay will 25 "further judicial economy and [] eliminate the potential for conflicting pretrial rulings." 26 Good v. Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., 5 F. Supp. 2d 804, 809 (N.D. Cal. 1998). Plaintiff has 27 made no showing of prejudice that would result from a stay. 28 1 (2) 2 3 consolidate and transfer these proceedings. (3) 4 5 If the JPML determines this action should not be transferred, the parties shall file a joint letter so informing the Court within 14 days from the panel's determination. (4) 6 7 All proceedings in this matter are stayed pending a decision by the JPML whether to The stay will expire as soon as this action is transferred pursuant to the panel's determination, or on the day on which the parties file their joint letter to the Court. (5) The Case Management Conference set for 7/13/2012 shall remain on the calendar. If the 8 panel has not yet made its determination 7 days before the CMC, the parties shall file a joint 9 letter so informing the Court in lieu of a joint CMC statement. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 This Order disposes of Docket No. 13. 12 13 IT IS SO ORDERED. 14 15 Dated: May 2, 2012 16 _________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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