Meilus et al v. Restaurant Opportunities Center United, Inc. et al

Filing 34

ORDER granting 33 Letter Motion to Stay re: 33 LETTER MOTION to Stay of Discovery addressed to Judge Colleen McMahon from Adam E. Collyer dated 9-1-2021. Motion to stay discovery pending resolution of motion to dismiss granted. (Signed by Judge Colleen McMahon on 9/7/2021) (cf)

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c.....ase i:.i::::.L-CV-ULo:::>4-L..IVI uocumem ..:s..:s i--11ea u::11u.L1 L.L t-'age .1 'iH t:.. Case 1:21-cv-02554-CM Document 34 Filed 09/07/21 Page 1 Iof 2 l I Adam E. Collyer 77 W ter Street, Suite 2100 New Y rk, New York 10005 Adam.Colly Direct: 646.783.1723 tB~~~§ I LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAAr,:::R::Di&::::S:::M::IT::i:~::::LL::::P:=::::::=::=:===,; USDC SONY I DOCUMIENT September 1, 2021 VIA ECF ELECTRO~lCALLY FILED J? DOC #: . .:. :---=-+--j-t---'-7 ATE FiLED: q/ j7-/ Hon. Colleen McMahon"' - ; United States District Court [ Southern District of New Yor1< 500 Pearl Street, Room 2550 I New York, NY I0007-1312 j Re: Mei/us et al v. if?.estaurant Opportunities Center United, Inc. et al Docket No.: 2i-cv-02554 (CM) Dear Judge McMahon: I We represent defend*nts Restaurant Opportunities Center United, Inc., S~by Sekou, and Alicia Renee Farris (collectiv~ly, "Defendants") in the above-referenced matter. Wejw-rite today, on behalf of all parties and with, Plaintiffs' consent, to respectfully request a stay of d scovery in this matter while Defendants' mo~ion to dismiss the amended complaint is pending. Thi is the parties' first such request. I On March 26, 2021, ~laintiffs' filed their complaint. See ECF Docket Ent ("DE") No. 1. On July 9, 2021, Defendants[ filed a motion to dismiss eighteen of Plaintiffs' ninet en total claims [DE 22]. On August 12, 202 lr Plaintiffs' filed an amended complaint, asserting eight en total claims against Defendants [DE 29]. !On August 23, 2021, Defendants responded by filing nother motion, this time seeking dismissal of 17 of the amended complaint's 18 claims [DE 30]. I I In keeping with the Court's So Ordered Civil Case Management Plan [DE served initial disclosures pursuant to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Proce 2021, and initial discovery requests and interrogatories on August 6, 2021. Accardi responses and production a~e due on September 7, in advance of their noticed September 14 and 16, 2021. '. 6], Defendants re on July 22, gly, Plaintiffs' depositions on The Case ManagemeAt Plan notes that discovery may "be stayed pending an answer motion" [DE 17, ,i 6]'. Here, while the parties have proceeded in discovery i compliance with the sched~)e contemplated by the Court, Defendants have filed dispositive motions. Briefin~ on Defendants' pending motion continues through dispositive preorder to ensure wo pre-answer he first several I ARIZONA • CALIFORNIA • COLORADO • CONf'!ECTICUT • DELAWARE • FLORIDA • GEORGIA • ILLINOIS • INDIANA • KANS S • KENTUCKY • LOUISIANA I MARYLAND • MASSACHUSETTS • MINNESOTA • MISSOURI • NEVADA • NEW JERSEY • NEW MEXICO • NEW ORK • NORTH CAROLINA OHIO • OREGON • PENNSYLVANIA • RHdDE ISLAND • TEXAS • UTAH • VIRGINIA • WASHINGTON • WASHIN ON D.C 4818-3551-3081. I • WEST VIRGINIA case 1:ll-CV-UL'.004-CM uocumem .:s.:s 1-11ea ui:1,u.Ltt:..L t-'aye t:. y1 '" Case 1:21-cv-02554-CM Document 34 Filed 09/07/21 Page 2 of 2 Hon. Colleen McMahon September 1, 2021 Page 2 . ' weeks of September, during thich time Plaintiffs will be required to respond to dis overy requests and both parties will be prepating for initial depositions. I Notably, if the Court }vere to grant Defendants' pending motion, it would o viate the need for the vast majority of disc~very in this case, including at least the deposition o one plaintiff. Ultimately, staying discovery until the motion is decided would provide the parties with a clearer, more streamlined path to disc?very and would conserve the parties' time and financi l resources. Accordingly, the parties jointly request that the Court stay discovery in t is matter until Defendants' motion to dismisf has been decided. ' We thank the Court fdr its attention to this matter. I Respectfully, /s/ Adam E. Collyer , Adam E. Collyer of LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH AEC:el cc: ' I I Counsel for Plaintiffs, (via ECF) LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGMRD & SMITH LLP 4818-3551-3081 1 LLP

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