Swarberg v. Menu Foods Holding Inc et al

Filing 30

ORDER granting 6 Defendant Menu Foods Holding Inc's Motion to Stay . Signed by Judge John A. Houston on 06/08/07. (jpp, )

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Swarberg v. Menu Foods Holding Inc et al Doc. 30 Case 3:07-cv-00706-JAH-CAB Document 30 Filed 06/08/2007 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 This Court is mindful that defendant Menu Foods, Inc. agreed to withdraw its request for a stay pending the outcome of class certification proceedings before the MDL Panel after plaintiff filed an objection in a related case. See Civil Case No. 07cv0705 JAH(CAB), Doc. # 39 at 2. This Court deems that withdrawal as applicable to the instant case as well. 07cv0706 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA DIANE SWARBERG, individually and ) on behalf of all others similarly situated, ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) v. ) ) MENU FOODS HOLDING, INC., ) THE IAMS COMPANY and DOES 1 ) through 100, inclusive, ) ) Defendants. ) Civil No.07CV0706 JAH(CAB) ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT MENU FOODS HOLDING, INC.'S MOTION TO STAY [DOC. # 6] Defendant Menu Foods Holding, Inc. filed a motion seeking a stay of all proceedings pending a decision by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("MDL Panel") on transfer pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1407 and class certification pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(d)(1). Defendant The Iams Company joined in the motion. Plaintiff failed to file an opposition to the motion within the time frame permitted for filing such pleadings. After a careful review of the pleadings submitted, as well as the entire record in this case, this Court finds it appropriate to grant defendant Menu Foods Holding, Inc.'s stay request but only until the MDL Panel renders a decision on transfer.1 Accordingly, IT IS Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:07-cv-00706-JAH-CAB Document 30 Filed 06/08/2007 Page 2 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 HEREBY ORDERED that defendant Menu Foods Holding, Inc.'s motion to stay proceedings is GRANTED and the instant case is STAYED for sixty (60) days from the date this Order is filed or until the MDL Panel issues a decision on plaintiff's transfer request. Should no decision be reached within the sixty day period, plaintiff shall file a status report with this Court no later than ten (10) days prior to the expiration of the sixty day period advising the Court of the status of the transfer proceedings. Dated: June 8, 2007 HON. JOHN A. HOUSTON United States District Judge 2 07cv0706

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