Robert Townsend v. National Arbitration Forum, Inc. et al
ORDER - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's Motion to Lift the Stay (Doc.#213) is DENIED. (Written Opinion) Signed by Judge Paul A. Magnuson on May 26, 2011. (smr)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
In re: National Arbitration Forum
Trade Practices Litigation,
Civil No. 09-1939 (PAM/JSM)
This document relates to:
Townsend v. National Arbitration Forum, Inc.
Civil No. 10-2263 (PAM/JSM)
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff Robert Townsend’s Motion to Lift the
Stay. In July 2010, this Court stayed all proceedings in this multidistrict litigation to allow
the parties to pursue mediated settlement discussions. The mediation was successful, and the
majority of the claims in the litigation have been settled. The Court will hold a hearing on
the proposed settlement in August.
Townsend contends that his case is not part of the settlement and asks the Court to lift
the stay so that his case may proceed. Defendants oppose the Motion, noting that not until
the settlement is approved will the Court have a complete picture of what claims remain. The
Court agrees that it is appropriate to continue the stay until the settlement is fully
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion to Lift the Stay
(Docket No. 213) is DENIED.
Dated: May 26, 2011
s/Paul A. Magnuson
Paul A. Magnuson
United States District Court Judge
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