Flanigan v. Fayetteville State University, et al
ORDER granting 16 Motion to Stay Proceedings Pending Defendants' Motion to Dismiss - Signed by District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan on 04/24/2014. (Baker, C.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
PATRICIA GRIFFIETH FLANIGAN,
UNIVERSITY and JINONG SUN,
This matter is before the court on defendants’ motion to stay proceedings, filed pursuant to
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7(b), on April 16, 2014. (DE 16). Defendants filed a motion to
dismiss plaintiff’s complaint on April 11, 2014. (DE 12). The instant motion seeks to stay
proceedings, including stay of discovery and the conference held pursuant to Rule 26(f) of the
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, pending the court’s ruling on the motion to dismiss.1
The court notes its duty to administer the federal rules in a way that promotes the “just,
speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 1.
Resolution of the motion to dismiss has the potential to significantly impact the nature and extent
of further proceedings. Granting stay will serve the requirements of Rule 1 by serving the interests
of judicial economy and conserving the parties’ resources. Therefore, defendants’ motion for stay
is GRANTED, pending the court’s resolution of defendants’ motion to dismiss.
Defendants inform the court that plaintiff has not responded to their efforts to obtain her position on the
SO ORDERED, this the 24th day of April, 2014.
LOUISE W. FLANAGAN
United States District Court Judge
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