Ricketts v. Logics, LLC et al
ORDER granting 49 Motion to Stay Discovery. Within 14 days following the court's ruling on the motion to dismiss the parties shall resume discovery. Signed by Chief Judge James C. Dever III on 12/28/2016. (Briggeman, N.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
LACHANTAL W. RICKETTS,
LOGICS, LLC, d/b/a LOGICS SOLUTIONS
Case No: 5:15-CV-293-D
ORDER TO STAY DISCOVERY
This matter comes before the court on the Motion to Stay Discovery filed jointly by
PlaintiffLachantal Ricketts and Defendant Logics, LLC., d/b/a Logics Solutions, pending
resolution ofDefendant's Motion to Dismiss, filed on September 30, 2016, and the consideration
ofDefendant's Memorandum of Law in Support ofMotion to Dismiss and Plaintiffs
Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss by the Court.
Rule 26(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure authorizes a court to issue an order
limiting or staying discovery. Specifically, a court has discretion to stay discovery until the
court's resolution ofpending dispositive motions. See Yongo v. Nationwide Affinity Ins. Co. of
Am., No. 5:07-CV-94-D, 2008 WL 516744, at *2 (E.D.N.C. Feb. 25, 2008) (unpublished); Tilley
v. United States, 270 F. Supp. 2d 731, 734 (M.D.N.C. 2003).
In certain cases, a stay of discovery may be appropriate to prevent a waste of time and
resources by the parties and to make efficient use of judicial resources. United States v. A. T.
Massey Coal Co., No. 2:07-0299,2007 WL 3051449, at *2 (S.D. W.Va. Oct. 18, 2007)
Accordingly, (1) the deadlines set forth in the existing discovery plan regarding this
matter should be STAYED pending the court's ruling on Defendants' motion to dismiss; and (2)
within 14 days following the court's ruling on the motion to dismiss the parties shall resume
SO ORDERED. This :Z_B_ day of December 2016.
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