Single plaintiff sues 4 defendants in federal court for federal rights, federal statutes and related state claims.
Defendant 1 is federal and state claims. Defendant 2 is federal and state claims. Defendant 3 is related but only state claims. Defendant 4 is related but only state claims.
Judge orders; Defendant 1, federal claims can proceed state claims dismissed. Defendant 2, federal and state claims dismissed. Defendant 3, state claims dismissed with prejudice. Defendant 4, state claims dismissed.
Question; Would a plaintiff have to wait until the final judgment on defendant 1 takes place, which could conceivably take years, before pursuing an appeal on order dismissing the other defendants?
Question; What if anything must or should a plaintiff in such a scenario do to preserve their right to appeal a judge's order dismissing claims against defendants 2, 3 and 4? Timely file an objection, or ...?
Question; How would the dismissal of defendants 2, 3 and 4 affect plaintiff's discovery on those defendants?
Question; What if discovery on defendants 2, 3 and 4 was necessary for prosecution of defendant 1?
Question; What if discovery on defendants 2, 3 and 4 was necessary to support an appeal on those defendants?
Question; Would parties dismissed by court order still to be served copies of all discovery sent to the party or parties still active in lawsuit?
Question; If the federal claims go to final judgment in plaintiff's favor and plaintiff appeals judge's decision to dismiss the state claims; what would happen with supplemental jurisdiction over those state claims?