Ragab v. Howard et al
MINUTE ORDER granting 46 Defendants Muhammad Howard and Ultegra Financial Partners, Inc's Motion to Stay Discovery. Discovery as to these defendants is STAYED. Discovery will proceed between Plaintiff and the Co-Defendants Clive Funding, Inc. and Seed Consulting, LLC. By Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 10/9/2015.(emill)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-00220-WYD-MJW
SAMI RAGAB, an individual,
MUHAMMAD HOWARD, individually and in his capacity as owner, partner, and
corporate officer; and
ULTEGRA FINANCIAL PARTNERS, INC., a Colorado corporation; and
SEED CONSULTING, LLC, d/b/a SEED CAPITAL, a Nevada limited liability company,
Entered by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe
It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants Muhammad Howard and Ultegra
Financial Partners, Inc.’s Motion to Stay Discovery (docket no. 46) is GRANTED
pursuant to Howard v. Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., 748 F.3d 975, 978 (10 th Cir. 2014)(the
Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) “requires courts process the venue [court or arbitration]
question quickly so the parties can get on with the merits of their dispute in the right
forum. It calls for a summary trial - not death by discovery.”). Here, I find that a stay of
discovery as to Defendants Muhammad Howard and Ultegra Financial Partners, Inc.
ONLY should be entered in the interest of judicial economy and such stay is consistent
with the purposes of the FFA until such time as Senior District Judge Daniel rules on
the pending Defendants Muhammad Howard and Ultegra Financial Partners, Inc.’s
Amended Motion to Compel Arbitration and Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Claims or, in
the Alternative, Stay Plaintiff’s Claims (docket no. 21) which was filed with the court on
April 14, 2015. This pending motion (docket no. 21) is currently ripe for ruling by Senior
District Judge Daniel as of June 18, 2015. Accordingly, Plaintiff will not be prejudiced
since the pending motion (docket no. 21), in all likelihood, will be ruled on by Senior
Judge Daniel in the near future.
It is FURTHER ORDERED that discovery will proceed forward between Plaintiff
and the Co-Defendants Clive Funding, Inc. and Seed Consulting, LLC d/b/a Seed
Date: October 9, 2015
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