Hale et al v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company et al
ORDER granting 561 Motion to Stay. Signed by Judge David R. Herndon on 10/14/16. (klh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
MARK HALE, TODD SHADLE,
and LAURIE LOGER, on behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated,
STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE
INSURANCE COMPANY, EDWARD
MURNANE, and WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD,
MEMORANDUM and ORDER
Pending before the Court is State Farm’s motion for stay pending
resolution of its Rule 23(f) petition for appellate review (Doc. 561).
Defendants Murnane and Shepherd join the motion to stay. Plaintiffs do
not oppose State Farm’s request to vacate and continue the October 15,
2016 deadline for submission of the notice status report and class notice
plans; but do object to a stay otherwise (Doc. 568). Based on the reasons
stated in the motion, the Court grants the motion to stay.
recognizes that the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals may disagree with the
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Court’s decision to grant class certification. Further, the Seventh Circuit’s
decision regarding class certification will have a significant effect on the
ultimate disposition of this case. Thus, the Court finds that it would be
imprudent at this stage to proceed further in this matter until the
resolution of the class certification appeal. Accordingly, the Court STAYS
this matter pending resolution of the class certification appeal.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed this 14th day of October, 2016.
Digitally signed by
Judge David R.
United States District Judge
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