Ramirez et al v. EZ Drop Polypiper Company et al
ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE. By Judge William J. Martinez on 1/14/2015. (alowe)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge William J. Martínez
Civil Action No. 14-cv-0881-WJM-MEH
JUANITA RAMIREZ, by her conservator, and next friend J.R., a minor, and
MARIA BARRAZA, and by her guardian and next friend,
EZ DROP POLYPIPER COMPANY, an Arkansas corporation,
BAUGHER FARMS, INC., an Arkansas corporation,
STEVE BAUGHER, LLC, an Arkansas limited liability company,
STEVE BAUGHER, individually,
HOOD & COMPANY, INC., a Missouri corporation, and
ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE
On March 26, 2014, Plaintiffs Juanita Ramirez and Maria Barraza filed this action
against Defendants EZ Drop Polypiper Company, Baugher Farms, Inc., Steve Baugher,
LLC, Steve Baugher, Hood & Company, and Steve Hood arising out of the death of
Andres Ramirez. (ECF No. 1.) Defendants filed a number of dispositive motions1, but
the briefing on those motions was stayed pending the outcome of settlement conference
with U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on October 2, 2014. (See ECF Nos. 37,
38, 39, 75, 78, 81.) At the October 2, 2014 settlement conference, the parties settled all
claims brought by Plaintiffs, but Judge Hegarty declined to set a deadline for filing
dismissal papers because the probate court must approve the settlement. (ECF No.
These motions remain pending but do not require any ruling at this time, given the
parties’ settlement of all claims in this case.
84.) More than three months have passed, and there is no indication as to when the
probate court will act. No dismissal papers have been filed to date.
Given the above, it appears there is no live dispute regarding the merits of the
claims at issue in this case, and that the case is simply awaiting approval of the
settlement by the probate court. Thus, pursuant to local rule D.C.COLO.LCivR 41.2, the
Court hereby ORDERS that the above-captioned case be ADMINISTRATIVELY
CLOSED. The Parties may by motion seek leave to reopen this case after the probate
court has approved the pending settlement, or for any other good cause shown.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
William J. Martínez
United States District Judge
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