Beeler Barney and Associates Masonry Contractors, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America
ORDER holding in abeyance 18 Motion to Consolidate Cases; granting 18 Motion to Stay the Rule 26(f) conference deadline. Counsel is reminded to read the order in its entirety for critical deadlines and information. Signed by Senior Judge James C. Fox on 6/23/2014. (Edwards, S.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
for the use and benefit of BEELER
BARNEY AND ASSOCIATES
TRAVELERS CASUALTY AND
The parties move to consolidate this case and case number 2: 14-CV-21-F and to stay
discovery pending the ruling on the motion for judgment on the pleadings. The court is inclined
to grant the motion to consolidate the cases. However, before it can do so, the parties need to
identify the proper arrangement of the parties in the consolidated case. For example, it is not
clear whether Beeler Barney would be a plaintiff, third-party plaintiff, or defendant (or some
combination thereof) in the consolidated case. Accordingly, the parties are DIRECTED to notify
the court of the proper arrangement of the parties for purposes of the case caption in the
consolidated case on or before June 30, 2014. The motion to stay discovery pending the
outcome of the motion for judgment on the pleadings (filed in case no. 2: 13-CV -64) is
ALLOWED. The Rule 26(f) conference deadline and all discovery is hereby STAYED pending
the outcome of the motion for judgment on the pleadings. The motion to consolidate cases is
HELD IN ABEYANCE pending counsel's response as explained above.
This the~., day of June, 2014.
enior United States District Judge
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