United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana
J. BRADY UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE.
response to the Court's April 20, 2017 Order,
each of the parties filed briefsregarding whether the Court should
administratively close this action pending the resolution of
the state court proceeding, Robin Anzalone Collura v.
Estates of James Anthony Collura, et al., in the
21st Judicial District Court. On August 2,
2016, this Court entered an Order remanding all but
Plaintiff's claim of entitlement to her deceased,
ex-husband's 401(k) proceeds to the 21st
Judicial District Court. While reviewing the respective briefs,
the Court learned that the parties in this case are also
involved a separate Rule 22 federal interpleader action
pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Louisiana. In that case, the Court for the
Eastern District of Louisiana will have to determine which
party is the rightful owner of certain funds derived from the
proceeds of James Collura's welfare benefit, including
the 401(k) plan at issue in this case. In light of this
Court's remand Order, on August 11, 2016, the
Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana administratively
stayed its case pending the resolution of the state court
matter in the 21st Judicial District
our sister court in the Eastern District of Louisiana, this
Court finds for its own reasons that an administrative stay
of this case is appropriate at this time. It is evident that
this case has many moving pieces and is intertwined with
other litigation, involving some tangential legal claims and
issues, pending in at least two other forums-the
21stJudicial District Court and the Eastern
District of Louisiana. For the Court to make a determination
of liability at this stage, would be an inefficient use of
legal resources and inevitably result in piecemeal
litigation. Additionally, since the Court for the Eastern
District of Louisiana will have jurisdiction over the
res in contest in the interpleader action, the Court
for the Eastern District of Louisiana will be able to provide
complete relief to the parties-unlike this
Court. Therefore, the Court finds that to proceed
at this juncture would be in error.
the Court hereby ORDERS that this case is STAYED and be
ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSED pending the resolution of the claims
remanded to the 21st Judicial District Court by
the United States District Court for the Middle District of
Louisiana, and the resolution of the Rule 22 interpleader
action, Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. v. Anthony
Collura and Robin Anzalone Collura, 2:16-cv-01128, in
the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
 Doc. 32.
 During the pendency of this
litigation, Defendant Anthony Joseph Collura died. Doc. 27.
On March 13, 2017, the Court granted a motion to substitute
Susan Collura Settoon as Defendant in place of Anthony Joseph
Collura. Doc. 29.
 Doc. 22 and Doc. 35.
 Doc. 1 and Doc. 1-2. Although the
Petition that was initially removed to federal court
had been assigned Docket No. 149, 943, Defendant Anthony has
indicated that post-remand this case may be reassigned a new
docket number. According to Anthony, on January 23, 2017, the
State Court Judge ordered that Docket No. 149, 943 was a
separate matter that should have a separate docket number.
However, as of the date of his brief, the Clerk of Court for
the 21st Judicial District Court had not yet
assigned the case a separate docket number. Doc. 35.
 Doc. 23. See also, Ruling
Adopting the Report and Recommendations of Magistrate
Judge, Doc. 22.
 Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. v.
Anthony Collura and Robin Anzalone Collura,
2:16-cv-01228, Section L (3).
 Doc. 33-2. (Doc. 27 in Civil Action
No. 2:16-01228-EEF-DEK, United States District Court, Eastern
District of Louisiana.) By no mistake of its own, the Court
for the Eastern District of Louisiana, relying on this
Court's docket sheet no doubt, thought that the entire
case had been remanded to the 21st Judicial
District Court, when, in fact, it had not. After this
Court's Order of remand was entered into the
filing system, the case was terminated in error on August 2,
2016. The case was subsequently reopened.
 The District Court for the Eastern
District of Louisiana also denied Defendant Robin
Collura's motions to dismiss the Rule 22 Interpleader
Complaint and Crossclaim, as well as her alternative argument
of transferring the case to the Middle District of ...