United States of America v. Cathcart et al

Filing 154

ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT OPTECH'S MOTION TO STAY re 136 MOTION to Stay Proceedings filed by Optech Limited. Signed by Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton on 12/11/08. (nah, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/11/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION UNITED STATES Plaintiff, v. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER On November 4, 2008, Defendant, Optech Limited, moved for an order staying all proceedings against Defendant in this civil action and, in the alternative, for an order dismissing the action against Defendant as moot. (Docket # 136) Plaintiff, the United States, opposed this motion. (Docket # 144) Having read the parties' papers and carefully considered their arguments and the relevant legal authority, the Court hereby DENIES Defendant's motion to stay and alternative request for dismissal for the reasons set forth in Plaintiff's opposition. The Court ORDERS Defendant Optech Limited to answer the United States' Second Amended Complaint within 20 days of the date of this order. The Court further ORDERS Defendant Optech Limited to respond to the United States' 30 First Set of Interrogatories and First Request for Production of Documents within 20 days of the date of this order. 11th IT IS SO ORDERED THIS ___ day of December 2008. Civil No. 03:07-cv-4762-PJH CHARLES CATHCART et al. Defendants. DENIAL OF DEFENDANT OPTECH'S MOTION TO STAY UNIT ED ER N F D IS T IC T O R A C LI FO Ju llis J. H dge Phy amilton R NIA ________________RD______ ___ ERED SO O PHYLLISIJ. HAMILTON IT S United States District Judge S S DISTRICT TE C TA RT U O NO RT H

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