IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 19, 2009
BESSIE IRENE WALTZ, PLAINTIFF,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sandra M. Snyder United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER STAYING THIS ACTION PENDING CONSIDERATION OF PETITION FOR CERTIORARI
ORDER DIRECTING THE PARTIES TO INFORM THE COURT UPON LEARNING OF DENIAL OF THE PETITION FOR CERTIORARI ORDER DIRECTING THE PARTIES TO PARTICIPATE IN, AND PLAINTIFF TO ARRANGE, A TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE CONCERNING THE PETITION FOR CERTIORARI AND THE MOTION TO DISMISS
Date: February 23, 2010
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Plaintiff is proceeding with a civil action in this Court. The matter has been referred to the Magistrate Judge for all proceedings, including the entry of final judgment, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b), and Local Rule 73-301. Pending before the Court is Defendant's motion to dismiss the action. Participating in a telephonic status conference concerning the motion that was held at 9:35 a.m. on October 19, 2009, were James J. Banks for Plaintiff and Ernest Robert Wright of the United States Attorney's Office.
I. Stay of the Action
The Court notes that a petition for writ of certiorari has been filed in the United States Supreme Court with respect to Marley v. United States, 567 F.3d 1030 (9th Cir. 2009), a decision that is on point and dispositive with respect to at least some of the issues raised in Defendant's motion to dismiss. In the interest of the efficient administration of justice, the Court exercises its discretion to stay the instant action pending determination of the petition for writ of certiorari.
The parties and their counsel ARE DIRECTED to inform the Court upon learning that the petition for certiorari has been denied.
The parties ARE DIRECTED to participate in a telephonic status conference to be held on February 23, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. Plaintiff's counsel IS DIRECTED to arrange a conference call with the other parties and direct it to Frances Robles at (559) 499-5690 at the appointed time.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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