2328 Fairview Condominium Association v. Continental Western Insurance Company et al

Filing 26

ORDER to Consolidate granting Unopposed 16 MOTION to Consolidate and denying Motion to Continue Trial and Case Schedule; case consolidated with C16-1873RSM by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (RS)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 9 2328 FAIRVIEW CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, a Washington non-profit corporation, 10 Plaintiff, 11 v. 12 14 CONTINENTAL WESTERN INSURANCE COMPANY, an Iowa corporation; and DOE INSURANCE COMPANIES 1-10, 15 ________________________________ 17 2328 FAIRVIEW CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, a Washington non-profit corporation, ORDER GRANTING UNOPPOSED MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE AND DENYING MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND CASE SCHEDULE Defendants. 16 CASE NO. C16-1722RSM 13 18 19 Plaintiff, v. 20 21 GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., 22 Defendants. 23 24 ORDER - 1 CASE NO. C16-1873RSM 1 Upon review of the unopposed motion to consolidate filed in the above matters, the Court 2 GRANTS Defendants’ motion (Dkt. #16). Accordingly, 2328 Fairview Condominium 3 Association v. Continental Western Insurance Company, et al., Case No. C16-1722RSM, and 4 2328 Fairview Condominium Association v. Great American Insurance Co., et al., Case No. 5 C16-1873RSM, shall be CONSOLIDATED. All future documents shall be filed only under 6 the consolidated cause number C16-1722RSM, and shall not be filed under other cause 7 numbers. 8 At this time, the Court DENIES Defendants’ motion to continue the trial date and 9 remaining pretrial deadlines. Dkt. #16 at 2-6. Defendants offer a host of reasons for their 10 request, centering primarily on alleged discovery disputes. Yet Defendants have never filed 11 specific discovery-related motions in these consolidated matters. Further, Defendants raise 12 alleged conflicts with the current trial date, yet they previously agreed that the matters would be 13 ready for trial after December 2017, and did not raise any objections to the trial date of January 14 8, 2017, when the Court’s Scheduling Order was issued on January 6, 2017, or at any time soon 15 thereafter. In addition, the Court agrees that a lengthy trial delay could prejudice Plaintiff’s 16 members. See Dkt. #22 at ¶ 3. As a result, the Court finds that Defendants have failed to 17 demonstrate good cause for an extension of the trial date or pretrial deadlines at this time. 18 DATED this 4th day of August 2017. 19 A 20 RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 21 22 23 24 ORDER - 2

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