Lazy Dog Properties, LLC et al v. Service Insurance Agency, Inc. et al

Filing 31

ORDER denying without prejudice 12 Defendants Motion to Dismiss. Defendants may re-file their motion, if appropriate, after Plaintiffs compete their arbitration. by Judge Christine M. Arguello on 3/10/2010.(erv, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Judge Christine M. Arguello Civil Action No. 09-cv-00373-CMA-CBS LAZY DOG PROPERTIES, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company, STEPHEN PAT SIMPSON, an individual, and JULIA SIMPSON, an individual, Plaintiffs, v. SERVICE INSURANCE AGENCY, INC., a Utah corporation, and PHILIP J. TIMOTHY, an individual, Defendants. ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS The matter is before the Court on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. (Doc. # 12.) Discovery in this case has been stayed since August 17, 2009, pending the outcome of arbitration proceedings between Plaintiffs and a third-party contractor. (Doc. # 24.) Although the arbitration proceedings do not directly involve Defendants, the outcome of those proceedings may resolve Plaintiffs' claims against Defendants. (See Doc. # 21.) As stated by Plaintiffs in their motion to stay, "[t]he damages award in the arbitration will determine the amount of damages, if any, that will be sought by Plaintiffs against Defendants." (Id. at 3.) Defendants did not oppose that motion nor later motions to continue the stay. (See Doc. ## 25, 28.) Given the foregoing, and counseled by its inherent power to "control the disposition of the causes on its docket with economy of time and effort for itself, for counsel, and for litigants[,]"1 the Court DENIES WITHOUT PREJUDICE Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Doc. # 12.) Defendants may re-file their motion, if appropriate, after Plaintiffs compete their arbitration. DATED: March 10 , 2010 BY THE COURT: _______________________________ CHRISTINE M. ARGUELLO United States District Judge 1 Landis v. North American Co., 299 U.S. 248, 254 (1936). 2

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