Ready v. KFC Corporation

Filing 7

ORDER Granting 6 Defendant's MOTION to Stay All Proceedings Pending Transfer to Multidistrict Proceeding filed by KFC Corporation and Administrative Closing. Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)[Transferred from Michigan Eastern on 12/15/2009.]

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION KAY READY, individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals, Plaintiffs, vs. KFC CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, et al., Defendant. _____________________________/ ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO STAY (# 6) AND ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSING Defendant KFC Corporation filed a motion to stay all proceedings on August 13, 2009 pending a ruling by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("MDL") whether to coordinate four federal actions for pretrial proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1407. The MDL Panel is expected to be fully briefed in September 2009. Plaintiff has not opposed the motion. Accordingly, Defendant KFC's motion to stay these proceedings is hereby GRANTED to the extent set forth herein. This case is hereby ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSED. This case may be reopened by motion of any party without the payment of additional fees or costs, including but not limited to if the MDL Panel declines jurisdiction, or if this matter is remanded back to this court at the conclusion of MDL pretrial proceedings. SO ORDERED. Dated: September 1, 2009 s/George Caram Steeh GEORGE CARAM STEEH UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Case No. 09-CV-12827 HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Copies of this Order were served upon attorneys of record on September 1, 2009, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. s/Marcia Beauchemin Deputy Clerk

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