United States District Court, D. North Dakota, Northwestern Division
October 7, 2014
Phoenix Energy, Inc., Plaintiff,
Breitling Royalties Corporation, Defendant.
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
DANIEL L. HOVLAND, District Judge.
The Plaintiff, Phoenix Energy, Inc. ("Phoenix"), initiated this declaratory judgment action against the Defendant, Breitling Royalties Corporation ("Breitling"), on July 30, 2013. See Docket No. 1. On March 3, 2014, Breitling filed a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. See Docket No. 16. The motion was referred to Magistrate Judge Karen K. Klein for a Report and Recommendation. See Docket No. 26. On September 17, 2014, Judge Klein issued her Report and Recommendation in which she recommended this matter be stayed in favor of a parallel state court action pending in Texas. The parties were given until fourteen days to file any objections to the Report and Recommendation. No objections were filed.
The Court has carefully reviewed the Report and Recommendation, relevant case law, and the entire record, and finds the Report and Recommendation to be persuasive. Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS the Report and Recommendation (Docket No. 30) in its entirety. Breitling's motion to dismiss (Docket No. 16) is DENIED. This case shall be stayed pending the outcome of the action filed by Breitling in Dallas County, Texas. The parties shall provide the Court with a status report in six months or upon the final disposition of the Texas action, whichever comes first.
IT IS SO ORDERED.