The String Cheese Factors

A bit of local legalese, from Magistrate Judges Hegarty, Tafoya, and Mix of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (58 cases) and from Senior District Judge Weinshienk of the same court. The factors are considered in deciding whether to stay discovery, and they are,

  1. the plaintiffs’ interests in proceeding expeditiously with the civil action and the potential prejudice to plaintiffs of a delay;
  2. the burden on the defendants;
  3. the convenience to the court;
  4. the interests of persons not parties to the civil litigation; and
  5. the public interest.

The cheese connection comes from Magistrate Judge Coan’s decision in String Cheese Incident, LLC v. Stylus Shows, Inc., 2006 WL 894955 (D. Colo.). I encourage String Cheese Incident, which is from Colorado, to write a song about this.