Donald B. Murphy Contractors Inc. v. Indian Harbor Insurance Company
ORDER continuing stay pending resolution of the underlying lawsuit; Joint Status Report due by 10/23/2017, by Judge James L. Robart. (RS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
DONALD B. MURPHY
CASE NO. C16-0329JLR
ORDER CONTINUING STAY
INDIAN HARBOR INSURANCE
On December 13, 2016, the court granted the parties’ stipulated motion to stay this
suit pending resolution of the underlying case that is the subject of this insurance
coverage litigation. (Stay Ord. (Dkt. # 22).) The parties represented to the court that they
had reached a tentative settlement agreement involving Plaintiff Donald B. Murphy
Contractors, Inc. (“DBM”) releasing its claims against Defendant Indian Harbor
Insurance Company (“Indian Harbor”) and the parties agreeing to stay this lawsuit
pending resolution of the underlying case. (Stip. (Dkt. # 21) at 1.) On May 18, 2017, the
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parties filed a joint status report stating that the trial in the underlying matter was
continued from April 24, 2017, to the week of September 18, 2017, but agreeing that the
court should maintain the stay of this litigation. (JSR (Dkt. # 23) at 1.) Accordingly, the
court ORDERS that this case remain stayed pending resolution of the underlying lawsuit.
The court ORDERS the parties to file a joint status report within seven days of the
outcome of the trial, dismissal, summary disposition, settlement, or other resolution of the
underlying matter, but in any event no later than October 23, 2017. Any party may seek
to lift or modify the stay if changed circumstances warrant lifting or modifying the stay.
Dated this 23rd day of May, 2017.
JAMES L. ROBART
United States District Judge
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