Arminas Wagner Enterprises v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Filing 25

ORDER. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties shall have thirty (30) days from the date of this order to file any renewed motions. The standard response and reply briefing schedules set forth in LR IA 7-2 will apply. For clarity, the discovery stay entered by the court on June 14, 2021 (ECF No. 21 ) remains in effect until further order of the court. Signed by Judge James C. Mahan on 5/9/2022. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - YAW)

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Case 2:21-cv-00897-JCM-DJA Document 25 Filed 05/09/22 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 6 *** 7 ARMINAS WAGNER ENTERPRISES, INC., 8 Plaintiff(s), 9 10 Case No. 2:21-CV-897 JCM (DJA) v. ORDER OHIO SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY, 11 Defendant(s). 12 13 14 Presently before the court is the matter of Arminas Wagner Enterprises v. Ohio Security Insurance Company, case no. 2:21-cv-00897-JCM-DJA. 15 On March 31, 2022, the court stayed this case pending the issuance of the Ninth 16 Circuit’s ruling in the relevant Circus Circus v. AIG Specialty Ins. Co., No. 21-15367, appeal, 17 after which the stay would automatically lift. On April 15, 2022, the Ninth Circuit issued its 18 ruling, affirming Judge Dorsey’s dismissal of the case. See Circus Circus LV, LP v. AIG 19 Specialty Ins. Co., 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 10298 (9th Cir. April 15, 2022) (unpub.). 20 With the stay being lifted, the parties shall have thirty (30) days from the date of this 21 order to file any renewed motions. The standard response and reply briefing schedules set 22 forth in LR IA 7-2 will apply. For clarity, the discovery stay entered by the court on June 14, 23 2021 (ECF No. 21) remains in effect until further order of the court. 24 The court notes that in the parties’ post-Circus Circus appeal joint status report, 25 plaintiff Arminas Wagner suggests that a further stay is warranted because the insured in 26 Circus Circus “may likely seek petition for en banc rehearing in the Ninth Circuit.”1 (ECF 27 28 1 24 at 3). James C. Mahan U.S. District Judge Defendant Ohio Security opposes Arminas Wagner’s request for a further stay. (ECF No. Case 2:21-cv-00897-JCM-DJA Document 25 Filed 05/09/22 Page 2 of 2 1 No. 24 at 3). Indeed, the day following the submission of the parties’ status report, the insured 2 in Circus Circus filed an en banc petition. Regardless, the court does not agree that a further 3 stay is warranted at this time. 4 Courts have broad discretion in managing their dockets. See, e.g., Landis v. N. 5 American Co., 299 U.S. 248, 254 (1936) (courts have the inherent power to “control the 6 disposition of the causes on its docket with economy of time and effort for itself, for counsel 7 and for litigants”). In exercising that discretion, courts are guided by the goals of securing the 8 just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of actions. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 1. 9 While a petition for en banc rehearing has been filed, the court of appeals may still 10 deny the petition. This case has already languished on the docket for nearly a year in order to 11 await guidance from the Ninth Circuit. If the Ninth Circuit decides to reconsider its ruling and 12 grant an en banc rehearing, Arminas Wagner may move this court to stay this case and the 13 court will issue a ruling after full briefing. Meanwhile, the stay remains lifted on the case. 14 Accordingly, 15 It is HEREBY ORDERED that the parties shall have thirty (30) days from the date of 16 this order to file any renewed motions. The standard response and reply briefing schedules set 17 forth in LR IA 7-2 will apply. For clarity, the discovery stay entered by the court on June 14, 18 2021 (ECF No. 21) remains in effect until further order of the court. 19 20 21 DATED May 9, 2022. __________________________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 James C. Mahan U.S. District Judge -2-

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