Hill v. Goodwin et al
ORDER STAYING CASE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 2/14/18. (bfg)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
FRANKIE WAYNE HILL
CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:18-cv-00015-GHD-JMV
ORDER STAYING CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS
This matter comes before the court, sua sponte, on Defendants’ motion to dismiss premised
on qualified immunity  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.
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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