Hamel-Schwulst v. Negrotto

Ruling: 
Magistrate's recommendation that action against individual was subject to stay vacated upon notice of discharge.
Procedural posture: 
Plaintiff homeowner sued defendant insurer, surety, and other individuals, alleging fraud, misuse of a notary seal, alteration of a security instrument, and violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. After one individual filed for bankruptcy, a magistrate judge recommended that the action be stayed as to him. Before an amended recommendation was referred to the district court, the homeowner moved for a stay.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 05,2009, LexisNexis #0909-042