Hale et al v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company et al

Filing 569

ORDER granting 561 Motion to Stay. Signed by Judge David R. Herndon on 10/14/16. (klh)

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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, Plaintiffs, v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, EDWARD MURNANE, and WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD, Defendants. No. 12-0660-DRH 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. The Court recognizes that the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals may disagree with the Page 1 of 2 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. Herndon Date: 2016.10.14 09:16:38 -05'00' United States District Judge Page 2 of 2

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