Johnson v. Pizza Hut
ORDER directing clerk to Administratively terminate and Stay case pending Arbitration re 23 Order. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on October 3, 2017. (cnn)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
EL DORADO DIVISION
DASHUNDA R. JOHNSON
Case No. 1:16-cv-1089
PIZZA HUT 1
Before the Court is Defendant NPC International, Inc.’s Motion to Clarify the Court’s Final
Scheduling Order. (ECF No. 28). The Court finds that no response is necessary.
On March 21, 2017, the Court entered an order that granted in part and denied in part
Defendant’s Motion to Compel Arbitration and Dismiss, or Alternatively, Stay Proceedings. (ECF
No. 23). The March 21, 2017 order referred the above-styled matter to arbitration in accordance
with the parties’ agreement, and ordered this matter stayed and administratively terminated without
prejudice to the parties’ right to reopen the proceedings to enforce the arbitrator’s decision.
On October 2, 2017, the Court entered a Final Scheduling Order, setting a bench trial for
the week of May 7, 2018, along with other deadlines. On October 2, 2017, Defendant filed the
instant motion, stating that it understood the Court’s March 21, 2017 order to have referred the
matter to arbitration and stayed this case. Defendant concludes by asking the Court to clarify
whether this case was reopened, and if so, on what basis.
The Court mistakenly entered the October 2, 2017 Final Scheduling Order. This case has
not been reopened, and the Court’s March 21, 2017 order remains in effect. The Clerk of Court is
Defendant Pizza Hut states that it was incorrectly named in this action and that its proper name is “NPC International,
Inc.” The Court will refer to the party in this Order as “NPC International, Inc.”
directed to stay and administratively terminate this matter pursuant to the Court’s order dated
March 21, 2017 (ECF No. 23). The Court’s Final Scheduling Order (ECF No. 27) is hereby
VACATED. Defendant’s motion (ECF No. 28) is DENIED AS MOOT.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 3rd day of October, 2017.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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