Billiard v. Ford Motor Company et al

Filing 17

ORDER Granting Stay and Order to Show Cause. Case stayed until until the JPML rules on Ford's pending motion to consolidate. Plaintiff is ordered to show cause why this case shouldn't be dismissed for improper venue or transferred to the Central District. Plaintiff must file a concise memorandum by 12/1/2017, and defendants may file a response by 12/8/2017. Signed by Judge Larry Alan Burns on 11/22/2017.(All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(lrf)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 THOMAS BILLIARD, Plaintiff, 12 13 14 CASE NO. 17cv2121-LAB (KSC) ORDER GRANTING STAY AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE vs. FORD MOTOR, et. al., Defendants. 15 16 Courts have broad discretion to stay cases pending the resolution of “proceedings 17 which bear upon the case.” Leyva v. Certified, 593 F.2d 857, 863 (9th Cir. 1979). The Court 18 finds good cause to stay this action until the JPML rules on Ford’s pending motion to 19 consolidate over 100 similar actions. See Equibel v. Ford, 17cv2157 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 16, 20 2017) (granting stay); En Fukasawa v. Ford, 17cv2116 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 17, 2017) (same). 21 All filing deadlines and hearing dates are vacated. 22 But venue appears improper. Because the parties are residents of Newport Beach, 23 Irvine, and Palo Alto. Plaintiff is ordered to show cause why this case shouldn’t be dismissed 24 for improper venue, or transferred to the Central District. 28 U.S.C. § 1391, 1404; Costlow 25 v. Weeks, 790 F.2d 1486, 1488 (9th Cir.1986). Plaintiff must file a concise memorandum by 26 December 1, and defendants may file a response by December 8. 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: November 22, 2017 HONORABLE LARRY ALAN BURNS United States District Judge -1-

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