The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge
JOINT STIPULATION AND ORDER STAYING DISCOVERY PENDING RULING ON MOTION TO DISMISS
Pursuant to L.R. 143, Plaintiffs and Defendants, by and through undersigned counsel, stipulate to stay all discovery in this action pending the Court's ruling on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. #102), as set forth below.
WHEREAS, on December 22, 2009, Plaintiff Coalition for a Sustainable Delta served its First Request for Production of Documents and First Set of Interrogatories Propounded on Defendant Federal Emergency Management Agency (the "Coalition's Discovery Requests");
WHEREAS, on January 5, 2010, Defendants filed their Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. #102), which is set for hearing on March 15, 2010;
WHEREAS, on January 7, 2010, Defendants filed their Motion to Stay Discovery Pending Ruling on Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. #105) ("Motion to Stay"), which is also set for hearing on March 15, 2010;
WHEREAS, the parties have conferred and agree that a stay of discovery pending the Court's ruling on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss is appropriate and will conserve resources by avoiding the need for further briefing and a hearing upon Defendants' Motion to Stay.
THEREFORE, THE PARTIES HEREBY STIPULATE AS FOLLOWS:
1. All discovery in this action, including the due date for Defendants' response to the Coalition's Discovery Requests, shall be stayed pending the Court's ruling on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss.
2. Upon filing and Court approval of this Stipulation, Defendants shall withdraw their Motion to Stay Discovery Pending Ruling On Motion to Dismiss.
Respectfully submitted this 15th day of January, 2010.
IGNACIA S. MORENO Assistant Attorney General
KEVIN W. McARDLE, Trial Attorney DC Bar # 454569 United States Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division Wildlife and Marine Resources Section Benjamin Franklin Station, P.O. Box 7369 Washington, D.C. 20044-7369 Telephone: (202) 305-0219 Facsimile: (202) 305-0275 E-Mail: email@example.com ...