Hill v. Goodwin et al

Filing 9

ORDER STAYING CASE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 2/14/18. (bfg)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI OXFORD DIVISION FRANKIE WAYNE HILL VS. PLAINTIFF CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:18-cv-00015-GHD-JMV PERRY GOODWIN MACEL APPLETON DENNIS HOPPER DEFENDANTS ORDER STAYING CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS This matter comes before the court, sua sponte, on Defendants’ motion to dismiss premised on qualified immunity [7] filed February 13, 2018. Local Uniform Civil Rule 16(b)(3)(B) provides that “[f]iling a motion asserting…an immunity defense … stays the attorney conference and disclosure requirements and all discovery, pending the court’s ruling on the motion, including any appeal. Whether to permit discovery on issues related to the motion… [is a decision] committed to the discretion of the court.” L. U. CIV. R. 16(b)(3)(B). Accordingly, a stay of certain proceedings is appropriate. Should the parties desire to undertake immunity-related discovery, they should contact the court for scheduling of same. IT IS, THERFORE, ORDERED that the case management conference and the aforementioned proceedings are hereby STAYED pending a ruling on the motion. Defendants shall notify the undersigned magistrate judge within seven (7) days of a decision on the motion and shall submit a proposed order lifting the stay. SO ORDERED this, February 14, 2018. /s/ Jane M. Virden UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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