Benefit America LLC v. Universal Fidelity Life Insurance Co
ORDER directing arbitration of all claims in plaintiff's complaint; staying this case and all proceedings in this action pending the conclusion of arbitration proceedings; directing the parties to jointly submit a notice updating the Court on th e status of this case no later than 10 days following the completion of arbitration and directing the Clerk of Court to close this case for administrative purposes pending completion of the arbitration. Signed by Judge Kristine G. Baker on 09/09/2014. (rhm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
BENEFIT AMERICA, LLC
Case No. 4:14-cv-00446-KGB
UNIVERSAL FIDELITY LIFE INSURANCE CO.
Before the Court is the parties’ stipulation for arbitration (Dkt. No. 4). The parties have
stipulated that the Court should compel arbitration and stay all proceedings in this action pending
the conclusion of arbitration. The parties have further stipulated that either party may apply to
this Court for an order confirming the arbitration award.
Pursuant to 9 U.S.C. § 3, a court, “upon being satisfied that the issue involved in such suit
or proceeding is referable to arbitration under [a written arbitration agreement], shall on
application of one of the parties stay the trial of the action until such arbitration has been had in
accordance with the terms of the agreement.” In accordance with the parties’ stipulation, the
Court orders arbitration of all claims in plaintiff’s complaint to be administered by the American
Arbitration Association, as provided in section J, paragraph six of the Master General Broker
Agreement attached to plaintiffs’ complaint and defendant’s answer (Dkt. No. 2, at 9; Dkt. No. 3,
Further, the Court stays this case and all proceedings in this action pending the
conclusion of arbitration proceedings. The parties shall jointly submit a notice updating the
Court on the status of this case no later than 10 days following the completion of arbitration.
Either party may apply to this Court for an order confirming the arbitration award. It is further
ordered that the Clerk of Court shall close this case for administrative purposes pending
completion of the arbitration.
SO ORDERED this the 9th day of September, 2014.
Kristine G. Baker
United States District Judge
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?