Watson et al v. Altria Group Inc et al

Filing 20

AGREED ORDER STAYING CASE pending the LPJL's decision on plaintiffs' motion to vacate CTO-8. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 7/26/10. (bkp)

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Watson et al v. Altria Group Inc et al Doc. 20 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION LISA WATSON, WAYNE MINER, and JAMES EASLEY, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.; and ALTRIA GROUP, INC. NO. 4:10CV00396 JLH DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFFS AGREED ORDER TO STAY THE REQUIREMENTS OF RULE 26 AND THE RULE 26(f) PROCEEDING As there are several pending motions, including plaintiffs' Motion to Remand, plaintiffs' Motion to Vacate the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation's (JPML) Conditional Transfer Order 8 (CTO-8), which would transfer to and consolidate this case with fourteen other similar putative Lights class actions consolidated for pretrial proceedings in In re: Light Cigarettes Marketing Sales Practices Litigation, No. 1:09-MD-2068-JAW (D. Me.), and Defendant Philip Morris USA Inc.'s Motion to Stay Proceedings in this Court pending the JPML's decision on plaintiffs' motion to vacate CTO-8, it is in the interest of all the parties to stay the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26, including any Rule 26(f) proceeding, until all three of these motions are resolved. The parties shall have thirty (30) days from the date on which the final of these three motions is resolved to proceed as required by Rule 26. IT IS SO ORDERED this 26th day of July, 2010. J. LEON HOLMES UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dockets.Justia.com

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