Maestas v. Seidel
ORDER by Magistrate Judge William P. Lynch QUASHING 52 Order to Show Cause. (mej)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
JOSEPH R. MAESTAS,
CV 16-614 WJ/WPL
ORDER QUASHING ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
Amy Seidel filed a motion to stay based on qualified immunity (Doc. 35), which was
later withdrawn (Doc. 39), but never filed a motion to dismiss or motion for summary judgment
based on qualified immunity. Seidel later filed a motion to stay pending resolution of a motion to
dismiss based on res judicata. (Doc. 41.) I granted the second motion to stay and ordered Seidel’s
counsel to show cause why they should not be sanctioned under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure
11 for filing the initial motion to stay. (Doc. 52.) Counsel timely filed their response to my order
to show cause. (Doc. 55.)
Counsel provided an adequate response and I agree the Rule 11 sanctions are not
appropriate in this instance. Accordingly, the order to show cause is quashed.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
William P. Lynch
United States Magistrate Judge
A true copy of this order was served
on the date of entry--via mail or electronic
means--to counsel of record and any pro se
party as they are shown on the Court’s docket.
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