Long v. Sonic Automotive, Inc.(CONSENT)
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER directing as follows: (1) The 5 motion to dismiss be and is hereby DENIED; (2) The 5 motion to compel arbitration and the 5 motion to stay be and are hereby GRANTED; (3) This case be and is hereby STAYED pending a d ecision in arbitration. Beginning on December 1, 2013, the defendant shall file a status report every 60 days concerning the status of arbitration until a decision is rendered. The monthly status report shall be filed no later than the fifth day of each month.. Signed by Honorable Judge Charles S. Coody on 9/18/13. (scn, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
SONIC AUTOMOTIVE, INC.,
a foreign corporation doing business as
BMW of Montgomery, Alabama,
CIVIL ACT. NO. 2:13cv551-CSC
MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER
Now pending before the court is the defendant’s motion to dismiss or in the
alternative, motion to stay this case and motion to compel arbitration (doc. # 5). The plaintiff
does not oppose arbitration, but opposes dismissal of this action and argues instead that the
case is due to be stayed pending arbitration. Id. The court agrees. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
636(c)(1) and M.D. Ala. LR 73.1, the parties have consented to a United States Magistrate
Judge conducting all proceedings in this case and ordering the entry of final judgment.
Accordingly, upon consideration of the motion and for good cause, it is
ORDERED as follows that:
The motion to dismiss be and is hereby DENIED.
The motion to compel arbitration and the motion to stay (doc. # 5) be and are
This case be and is hereby STAYED pending a decision in arbitration.
Beginning on December 1, 2013, the defendant shall file a status report every 60 days
concerning the status of arbitration until a decision is rendered. The monthly status report
shall be filed no later than the fifth day of each month.
Done this 18th day of September, 2013.
/s/Charles S. Coody
CHARLES S. COODY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE
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