Geophysical Service, Incorporated v. Murphy Oil Corporation
ORDER granting 26 Motion to Stay; ***Civil Case Administratively closed until either party files a motion to reopen the case. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on August 9, 2017. (cnn)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
EL DORADO DIVISION
GEOPHYSICAL SERVICE, INCORPORATED
CASE NO. 1:17-CV-01023
MURPHY OIL CORPORATION
Before the Court is the parties Joint Motion for Stay. ECF No. 26. The Court finds this matter
ripe for consideration.
The parties “jointly request that this case be stayed and administratively closed pending such
time as either party moves to reinstate the case on the Court’s docket.” ECF No. 26, p. 1. The parties
claim that a stay is warranted due to the fact that legal issues relevant to the present case are currently
being litigated in other courts. The parties state that “[a] stay will avoid the inefficient use of party
resources, promote judicial economy, and likely provide the parties and the Court with clarity on key
areas of law at issue in this case.” ECF No. 26, p. 1. Upon consideration, the Court is satisfied that
the interests of judicial economy and efficiency will be best served by staying the action. Accordingly,
the Court finds that the parties’ Joint Motion for Stay (ECF No. 26) should be and hereby is
GRANTED. Therefore, this action is hereby stayed and administratively closed until either party
seeks leave to reopen the case by motion. Likewise, all deadlines contained in the Initial Scheduling
Order are hereby suspended. Furthermore, the parties are hereby ordered to file a status report with
the Clerk of Court every ninety (90) days while the stay is in place.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 9th day of August, 2017.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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