Because a virtually identical class action pending before a state court is near settlement, a federal court in California has agreed, in the interest of judicial economy, to stay a putative class action against a company that makes an allegedly ineffective weight-loss dietary supplement. Branca v. Iovate Health Sciences USA, Inc., No. 12-1686 (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Cal., order entered March 29, 2013). The plaintiff claimed that the preliminary settlement in the state court case is collusive, "or at least looks really bad," according to the court. Concluding that "the real fight here is for control of a class action between two warring plaintiffs’ firms," the federal court said it would be up to the state court judge to determine "if there’s something procedurally or substantively unsavory" about the settlement in the matter before it. The federal suit is stayed until July 1, 2013, when the court has ordered the parties to file a joint status report to inform it of the proposed settlement’s outcome.