JMP Company Inc. v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
ORDER by District Judge Kenneth J. Gonzales granting 19 Unopposed Motion to Bifurcate and Stay. (tah)
Case 1:20-cv-01101-KG-SCY Document 20 Filed 02/18/21 Page 1 of 2
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
JMP COMPANY INC.,
STATE FARM FIRE AND
ORDER GRANTING BIFURCATION
THIS MATTER having come before the Court on State Farm Fire and Casualty Company’s
Motion to Bifurcate and Stay (Doc. 19), Plaintiff conceding the relief sought in the motion, and
the Court being otherwise sufficiently advised in the premises, finds that the motion is well-taken
and should be granted.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that extra-contractual bad faith claims asserted by
Plaintiff shall be and hereby are bifurcated and stayed, such that the underlying contract claims for
property damage caused by hail and wind damage shall proceed before any extra-contractual bad
faith claims are tried. This Order applies to both discovery and trial.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Case 1:20-cv-01101-KG-SCY Document 20 Filed 02/18/21 Page 2 of 2
MILLER STRATVERT P.A.
/s/ Todd A. Schwarz
Todd A. Schwarz
Attorneys for Defendant
Post Office Box 25687
Albuquerque, NM 87125-0687
/s/ Derek L. Fadner – approved via email
Derek L. Fadner
James M. McClenny
McClenny Moseley & Associates, PLLC
Attorneys for Plaintiff
516 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007
Jonathan L.R. Baeza
Martinez & Martinez Law Firm, PLLC
730 E. Yandell Dr.
El Paso, TX 79902
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