Andrew et al v. Century Surety Company
ORDER. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that 245 the plaintiffs' motion to lift stay is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the plaintiffs shall file a response to 218 the defendant's motion for reconsideration on or before 8/9/17. The defen dant shall file a reply on or before 8/18/17. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and submit a joint status report on or before 8/11/17 regarding whether I ought to certify to the Supreme Court of Nevada the same question that was certified in Nalder and/or any other questions of law. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that 217 the defendant's motion for leave to file excess pages is GRANTED. Signed by Judge Andrew P. Gordon on 7/24/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ADR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
DANA ANDREW, as legal guardian on
behalf of Ryan T. Pretner, and RYAN T.
CENTURY SURETY COMPANY,
Case No. 2:12-cv-00978-APG-PAL
ORDER (1) GRANTING MOTION TO
LIFT STAY, (2) SETTING A BRIEFING
SCHEDULE, (3) DIRECTING PARTIES
TO MEET AND CONFER
QUESTIONS, AND (4) GRANTING
MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE
I previously stayed this matter in light of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certifying to
the Supreme Court of Nevada a question of law which could have a significant impact on the
outcome of this case. ECF No. 227; Nalder v. United Automobile Ins. Co., Ninth Cir. Case No.
13-17441. Prior to the stay, defendant Century Surety Company filed a motion for
reconsideration of one of my prior orders. ECF No. 218. Briefing on that motion has been stayed.
Recently, the plaintiffs filed a motion to lift the stay because, given developments in the
Nalder case, it appears the Supreme Court of Nevada’s answer to the certified question will be
delayed and possibly mooted altogether. ECF No. 245. Defendant Century does not oppose
lifting the stay and requests I set a briefing schedule for its motion for reconsideration.
I grant the motion to lift stay. The plaintiffs shall have until August 9, 2017 to respond to
the motion for reconsideration. Defendant Century shall have until August 18, 2017 to file a
Additionally, I direct the parties to meet and confer and submit a joint status report
regarding whether I ought to certify to the Supreme Court of Nevada the same question of law as
in Nalder: “Whether, under Nevada law, the liability of an insurer that has breached its duty to
defend, but has not acted in bad faith, is capped at the policy limit plus any costs incurred by the
insured in mounting a defense, or is the insurer liable for all losses consequential to the insurer’s
breach?” The parties shall also address whether any other questions of law should be certified to
the Supreme Court of Nevada.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the plaintiffs’ motion to lift stay (ECF No. 245) is
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the plaintiffs shall file a response to the defendant’s
motion for reconsideration (ECF No. 218) on or before August 9, 2017. The defendant shall file
a reply on or before August 18, 2017.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and submit a joint
status report on or before August 11, 2017 regarding whether I ought to certify to the Supreme
Court of Nevada the same question that was certified in Nalder and/or any other questions of law.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant’s motion for leave to file excess pages
(ECF No. 217) is GRANTED.
DATED this 24th day of July, 2017.
ANDREW P. GORDON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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