Cormier v. Turnkey Cleaning Services L L C
ORDER ADOPTING 156 Report and Recommendations, 170 Report and Recommendations, 172 Report and Recommendations; ORDER that Scottsdale's 157 MOTION to Reconsider is DENIED; and that Scottsdale's MOTION to Dismiss 123 be converted to a MOTION for Summary Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge S Maurice Hicks on 11/8/2017. (crt,FinnSld, P)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
JUSTIN CORMIER, ET AL.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 15-2076
JUDGE S. MAURICE HICKS, JR.
SERVICES, L.L.C., ET AL.
MAGISTRATE JUDGE HANNA
United States Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Hanna’s Orders (Record Document 156,
170, and 172) were converted to Reports and Recommendations. After independent
review of the record, and consideration of the objections filed, this Court concludes that
the Magistrate Judge’s Reports and Recommendations (Record Document 156, 170, and
172) are correct and adopts the findings and conclusions therein as its own. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED, by agreement of counsel, the procedural arguments asserted in
the Motion to Dismiss (Record Document 123), namely, whether Plaintiff, Cormier
(“Cormier”), can maintain a direct action against Scottsdale Insurance Co. (“Scottsdale”)
because the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) preempts the Louisiana Direct Action
statute, and whether the FLSA claim is a contract claim which falls outside the purview of
the Louisiana direct action statute, are WITHDRAWN. Accordingly, the sole issue before
the Court is whether Scottsdale’s policy excludes coverage for the FLSA wage and hour
claims brought by the Plaintiffs herein.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that given the Court will consider the Scottsdale policy
with respect to the sole remaining issue before this Court, the Motion to Dismiss (Record
Document 123) is hereby converted to a Motion for Summary Judgment pursuant to Rule
56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. See Rule 12(d), Fed. R. Civ. P.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Scottsdale’s Motion to Reconsider (Record
Document 157), which seek reconsideration of the Magistrate Judge’s Order entered
September 28, 2016 (Record Document 156), is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Order (Record Document 172) outlining the
discovery the Magistrate Judge deemed necessary in deciding the pending Motion for
Summary Judgment (Record Document 123) is ADOPTED.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED in Shreveport, Louisiana, this 8th day of November,
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