According to the “Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice” (Middle District Discovery 2015) published by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida: “Normally, the pendency of a motion to dismiss or a motion for summary judgment will not justify a unilateral motion to stay discovery pending resolution of the dispositive motion. Such motions for stay are rarely granted. However, unusual circumstances may justify a stay of discovery in a particular case upon a specific showing of prejudice or undue burden. This policy also applies to cases referred to arbitration or mediation under the Local Rules.”
Joel Ewusiak frequently represents parties in lawsuits pending in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Please contact Joel Ewusiak for legal assistance with your specific matter.