Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland v. Southeast Building Concepts Inc et al
ORDER directing pltf to file a status report within 14 days from the entry of this Order stating any reason why this case should not be dismissed. Signed by Judge Susan Webber Wright on 12/29/11. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FIDELITY & DEPOSIT COMPANY
SOUTHEAST BUILDING CONCEPTS,
INC. and PEGGY VICKERS
NO: 4:08CV02591 SWW
On September 16, 2008, Plaintiff Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland commenced
this breach of contract action against Defendants Southeast Building Concepts, Inc. and Peggy
Vickers pursuant to the Court’s diversity jurisdiction. Plaintiff’s counsel notified the Court that
on September 30, 2008, separate defendant Peggy Vickers filed a voluntary petition for
bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Arkansas, pursuant
to Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. By operation of 11 U.S.C. § 362, an automatic stay went
into effect on September 30, 2008 with respect to proceedings in this case against separate
defendant Peggy Vickers. Accordingly, by order entered October 28, 2008, the Court
administratively terminated separate defendant Peggy Vickers as a party to this action, without
prejudice to Plaintiff’s right to reopen the proceedings against separate defendant Vickers. Also
on October 28, 2008, pursuant to Plaintiff’s request, the Clerk entered default against separate
defendant Southeast Building Concepts, Inc. in accordance with Rule 55(a) of the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure.
The case has remained pending with no activity since October 28, 2008. Plaintiff is
directed to file a status report within fourteen (14) days from the entry of this order stating any
reason why this case should not be dismissed.
IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 29TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2011.
/s/Susan Webber Wright
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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