Donald B. Murphy Contractors Inc. v. Indian Harbor Insurance Company

Filing 24

ORDER continuing stay pending resolution of the underlying lawsuit; Joint Status Report due by 10/23/2017, by Judge James L. Robart. (RS)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 8 9 10 DONALD B. MURPHY CONTRACTORS, INC., CASE NO. C16-0329JLR ORDER CONTINUING STAY 11 Plaintiff, 12 13 14 v. INDIAN HARBOR INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant. 15 16 On December 13, 2016, the court granted the parties’ stipulated motion to stay this 17 suit pending resolution of the underlying case that is the subject of this insurance 18 coverage litigation. (Stay Ord. (Dkt. # 22).) The parties represented to the court that they 19 had reached a tentative settlement agreement involving Plaintiff Donald B. Murphy 20 Contractors, Inc. (“DBM”) releasing its claims against Defendant Indian Harbor 21 Insurance Company (“Indian Harbor”) and the parties agreeing to stay this lawsuit 22 pending resolution of the underlying case. (Stip. (Dkt. # 21) at 1.) On May 18, 2017, the ORDER - 1 1 parties filed a joint status report stating that the trial in the underlying matter was 2 continued from April 24, 2017, to the week of September 18, 2017, but agreeing that the 3 court should maintain the stay of this litigation. (JSR (Dkt. # 23) at 1.) Accordingly, the 4 court ORDERS that this case remain stayed pending resolution of the underlying lawsuit. 5 The court ORDERS the parties to file a joint status report within seven days of the 6 outcome of the trial, dismissal, summary disposition, settlement, or other resolution of the 7 underlying matter, but in any event no later than October 23, 2017. Any party may seek 8 to lift or modify the stay if changed circumstances warrant lifting or modifying the stay. 9 Dated this 23rd day of May, 2017. 10 11 A 12 JAMES L. ROBART United States District Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ORDER - 2

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