ORDER RE: JOINT MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS
WILLIAM B. SHUBB, District Judge.
Plaintiffs Ravinder Rangi and Melissa Macias brought this putative class action lawsuit against defendant Examsoft Worldwide, Inc., in which they assert various causes of action including breach of contract and negligence in connection with the alleged failure of defendant's testing software. On October 15, 2014, the parties filed a joint motion to stay proceedings in light of an agreement between them and other plaintiffs in various related cases around the country to engage in global mediation. (Mot. to Stay at 3 (Docket No. 8).) The parties request a stay of proceedings until February 13, 2015. (
"The power to stay proceedings is incidental to the power inherent in every court to control the disposition of the causes on its docket with economy of time and effort for itself, for counsel, and for litigants."
Courts often grant motions to stay proceedings under similar circumstances to those presented here.
Likewise, the relevant interests weigh in favor of staying proceedings in this case. First, the parties jointly seek a stay of proceedings, eliminating the risk of prejudice to the non-moving party.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that:
(1) the parties' joint motion to stay proceedings be, and the same hereby is, GRANTED;
(2) proceedings in this action shall be, and the same hereby are, STAYED until February 13, 2015;
(3) the parties shall file a joint status report pursuant to Local Rule 240 with this court no later than February 13, 2015, including a report on the status of their mediation efforts;
(4) if this action is not finally resolved at the conclusion of this stay, a Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16 and Local Rule 240 shall be held on March 2, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 5.