According to your post your case is merely at the investigation stage with respect to your claim. I strongly doubt that would cause any court to stay proceedings that have already commenced. If you have not already done so, I urge you to seek legal counsel.
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It is possible, depending upon the evidence and arguments which you provide to the state court as to why the entire state court action should be stayed pending an outcome of the federal case. It does not sound like a federal court action has yet commenced though, so your chances of prevailing on a motion to stay would be pretty small.
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i agree with the other counsel's responses. You need to have a good faith basis for the state court to stay their case pending the result of the federal case.
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