St. Amand v. Insurance Company

Filing 48

ORDER Granting 47 Motion to Stay Discovery. Signed by Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Albregts on 9/15/2022. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JQC)

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Case 2:20-cv-01666-JCM-DJA Document 48 Filed 09/15/22 Page 1 of 1 1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 4 *** 5 Mark A. St. Amand, 6 7 8 Case No. 2:20-cv-01666-JCM-DJA Plaintiff, Order v. James River Insurance Company; et al., 9 Defendants. 10 11 Before the Court is a joint motion to stay discovery deadlines pending the outcome of a 12 mediation. (ECF No. 47). The Court finds that a stay of discovery is appropriate in this case. 13 See Kor Media Group, LLC v. Green, 294 F.R.D. 579, 581 (D. Nev. 2013) (discussing a stay of 14 discovery pending a dispositive motion and explaining that, absent extraordinary circumstances, 15 litigation should not be delayed simply because a non-frivolous motion has been filed). Here, 16 extraordinary circumstances are present. The parties do not seek to stay discovery pending a 17 dispositive motion but seek to stay discovery deadlines pending a mediation which could resolve 18 or narrow the issues. A stay would thus accomplish the objectives of Rule 1: a just, speedy, and 19 inexpensive determination of the action. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 1. 20 21 22 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the stipulation to stay discovery (ECF No. 47) is granted. 23 24 DATED: September 15, 2022 25 26 27 28 DANIEL J. ALBREGTS UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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