Lavigne et al v. British Petroleum, P.L.C. et al
ORDER denying 5 Motion to Stay proceedings without prejudice to the defendants' ability to re-file same after responsive pleadings have been filed;. Signed by Magistrate Judge William E. Cassady on 5/27/10. (mjn)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION STEVEN LAVIGNE and PAUL LAVIGNE, Plaintiffs, vs. BRITISH PETROLEUM, PLC, et al., Defendants. ORDER This cause is before the Court on defendants BP Exploration & Production, Inc., BP America, Inc., and BP North America, Inc.'s Motion for Stay of Proceedings (Doc. 5), the joinder in the motion to stay filed by defendant Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Doc. 12), the plaintiffs' response (Doc. 21), and the BP defendants' reply (Doc. 27). Upon consideration of the foregoing pleadings, the motion for stay of proceedings (Doc. 5) is DENIED without prejudice to the defendants' ability to re-file same after responsive pleadings have been filed. See, e.g., Hopkins, et al. v. Transocean, Ltd., et al., CA 10-0221-WS-C, Doc. 12 (May 25, 2010 order denying motion to stay as premature). DONE and ORDERED this the 27th day of May, 2010. s/WILLIAM E. CASSADY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE : : : : CA 10-0222-MJ-C
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