ORDER CERTIFYING QUESTIONS OF LAW
DERRICK K. WATSON, District Judge.
By memorandum dated June 9, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit directed this Court to certify the following questions to the Hawaii Supreme Court, pursuant to Hawaii Rule of Appellate Procedure 13:
Hancock v. Kulana Partners, LLC, No. 14-15233, ECF No. 40-2 at 2 (9th Cir. June 9, 2017).
The Ninth Circuit further instructed that its "framing of these questions does not limit the Hawaii Supreme Court's `consideration of any issues that it determines are relevant' and that `it may in its discretion reformulate the question[s].'" Id. at 2 (quoting Cornhusker Cas. Ins. Co. v. Kachman, 514 F.3d 982, 989 (9th Cir. 2008)).
This matter is stayed pending disposition of the certification request by the Hawaii Supreme Court. In the interim, the Court directs the administrative closure of this case. The case will be reopened by the Clerk of Court upon disposition by the Hawaii Supreme Court, or upon further order of this Court. Such an order reopening the case may be issued sua sponte, or a party may petition for reopening upon a showing of good cause. The administrative closing will not impact, in any manner, any party's rights or obligations or the certified questions, and no filing fee is required to reopen the case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.