Higgs v. PNK, Inc. et al

Filing 30

ORDER granting Motion to Terminate Deadlines 29 filed by Jared Higgs. (See Order for specifics.) Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on July 26, 2017. (mll)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION JARED HIGGS, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Heather Higgs, deceased PLAINTIFF VINSON KEITH HARDAGE v. INTERVENOR Case No. 4:16-cv-4079 PNK, INC. and JERRY FREEMAN DEFENDANTS ORDER Before the Court is Plaintiff Jared Higgs’ Notice of Settlement and Motion to Terminate Deadlines. (ECF No. 29). The Court has been informed that the parties have settled all claims in this matter. In light of that fact, Plaintiff moves the Court to terminate all deadlines in this matter pending the Circuit Court of Nevada County, Arkansas approving of the settlement and distributing the settlement proceeds among the wrongful-death beneficiaries. Upon consideration, the Court finds that good cause for the motion has been shown. Accordingly, Plaintiff’s motion (ECF No. 29) is hereby GRANTED. All remaining deadlines in Court’s Final Scheduling Order (ECF No. 17) are hereby lifted. The parties are directed to file appropriate dismissal materials with this Court within thirty (30) days of the date of entry of the Circuit Court of Nevada County, Arkansas’s order granting approval of the settlement and distributing the settlement proceeds. In the meanwhile, the parties are directed to file a status report with the Court every sixty (60) days. The parties may send their status report in electronic form to sohinfo@arwd.uscourts.gov. IT IS SO ORDERED, this 26th day of July, 2017. /s/ Susan O. Hickey Susan O. Hickey United States District Judge

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