UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 11, 2013
TITLE MICHAEL BURTSCHER, ET AL.
IVAN RENE MOORE, ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Dolly M. Gee, United States District Judge
Present: The Honorable DOLLY M. GEE, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
VALENCIA VALLERY NOT REPORTED
Deputy Clerk Court Reporter
Attorneys Present for Plaintiff(s) Attorneys Present for Defendant(s)
None Present None Present
Proceedings: IN CHAMBERS-ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT IVAN RENE
MOORE'S MOTION TO STAY ORDER OR PROCEEDING FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT PENDING APPEAL [DOC. # 301]
On February 7, 2013, this Court issued an order denying Defendant Ivan Rene Moore's motion to set aside entry of default. [Doc. # 256.] Defendant Moore filed a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 1, 2013. [Doc. # 262.] On March 28, 2013, the Ninth Circuit dismissed the appeal, finding that it lacked jurisdiction because the order denying Moore's motion to set aside default was not final or appealable. (Id. at 1 (citing Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b).) Moore now asks the Court to stay adjudication of the motion for default judgment against him, currently set for hearing on April 19, 2013, arguing that the Court lacks jurisdiction due to the filing of a notice of appeal. [Doc. # 301.]
In light of the Ninth Circuit's dismissal of Moore's appeal for lack of jurisdiction, this Court retains jurisdiction over the case in its entirety, including the pending motion for default judgment. See 18 U.S.C. § 1291 ("The courts of appeals . . . shall have jurisdiction of appeals from all final decisions of the district courts . . . ."); Bagdasarian Prod., LLC v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., 673 F.3d 1267, 1270 (9th Cir. 2012) (explaining that appellate courts have jurisdiction to hear appeals from all "final decisions," but not to review matters that remain "open, unfinished or inconclusive"). Accordingly, Moore's motion to stay is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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