# Bell v. Cross et al

## ORDER denying {{37}} Relator&#039;s Motion to Stay. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 2/25/2019. (AKA)

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PageID 191 Visiti. . . ' . " . . . . . . . . . . . ' . ' . . . . . . . . . ' . ' . . . . UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION. . . . ' . ' . . ' . UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and STATE OF FLORIDA ex rel. DELIA BELL, . . . . ' . ' . . ' Plaintiffs, . . . ' . . . . . VS. Case No. 8: 16 - cv - 961 - T - 27AEP. ' ' . ', . . KARL CROSS, et al .,, . . . . " ., ! . ' . . . . . ' ' ' . . ' Defendants. . . . ', ' . ' . . . . . ' . '; . . i ORDER. . . " . . . . . . . . . . . BEFORE THE COURT is Relator's Motion to Stay (Dkt. 37) . In her motion, Relator. . . . . . . . . . . . . requests a stay of proceedings until the United States completes its formal investigation into. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defendants ' conduct. A district court may issue a stay of a case pending the resolution of. . . . . . . . . 11 related proceedings. Ortega Trujillo v. Conover & Co. Comme ' ns, Inc ., 221 F. 3d 1262, 1264 ONOV IU. . . . ' . ' . ' (11th Cir. 2000) (per curiam); Landis v. North Am. Co ., 299U.S. 248, 254 (1936) ("[ T ] he. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 .") . However, as noted in Relator's motion, the United States has been granted. ' . . . ': . ' . . . . numerous extensions from the filing of this case in April 2016 through December 2018 to. ' . ' . . ' . . investigate and determine whether to intervene. And despite over two - years of investigation, . it filed its notice declining intervention (Dkt. 32) . Relator's Motion to Stay (Dkt. 37) in effect. ' . ' . . ' . . . . . ' . ' . . ' . . . . . ' . ' . ' . . . . ' PageID 192 is a motion to reconsider the Order denying the United States an additional extension. Accordingly, Relator's Motion (Dkt. 37) is DENIED. DONE AND ORDERED this 25 day of February, 2019. Wittem VUUTTEN JAMES D. WHITTEMORE United States District Judge Copies to: Counsel for the United States, the State of Florida, and Relators