Brown v. Blackstock et al
ORDER denying 38 Defendants' Motion to Stay. Defendants must file within 30 days either a Joint Motion to Dismiss or a Motion for an Exention of Time. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 01/06/2012. (kcs)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Faulkner County Detention Center, et al.
The dispositive motion deadline in this § 1983 action expired on January 4,
2012. See docket entry #36. On the same day, Defendants filed a Motion explaining
that they have reached an oral settlement. See docket entry #38. Accordingly, they ask
that the dispositive motion deadline be “stayed” until they execute settlement
documents and file a Joint Motion to Dismiss. Id.
Rather than staying the case, which presents internal administrative difficulties,
the Court will give the parties thirty days to execute their settlement papers and file
a Joint Motion to Dismiss. If they are unsuccessful in doing so, Defendants should
file a Motion for an Extension of Time to either finalize their settlement papers or file
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Defendants’ Motion to Stay (docket entry #38) is DENIED.
Within thirty days of the entry of this Order, Defendants must file
either a Joint Motion to Dismiss or a Motion for an Extension of Time.
Dated this 6th day of January, 2012.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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