Norris v. Pepsi Beverages Co. et al
ORDER granting 71 Joint Motion to Stay. Parties to file status reports on the docket every ninety days and notify the Court within thirty days of resolution of all issues. Signed by District Judge Sharion Aycock on 7/18/2014. (bkl)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
WAL-MART ASSOCIATES AND NATIONAL UNION
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, PA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:13-CV-00108-SA-SAA
BOTTLING GROUP, LLC, FORMERLY DOING
BUSINESS AS PEPSI COLA GENERAL
BOTTLERS, INC., AND
DIA PHILLIPS, INDIVIDUALLY
This matter comes before the Court on the parties’ Joint Motion to Stay Proceedings .
The parties advise the Court that a global settlement agreement has been reached in this matter
with respect to Plaintiff’s claims against Defendants, Plaintiff’s claims against Intervenors, and
Intervenor’s claims against Defendants. The parties further advise that the settlement agreement
includes the establishment of a Medicare Set Aside (“MSA”) for the payment of Plaintiff’s future
medical expenses which must be approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(“CMS”). The parties represent to the Court that the process of obtaining such approval could
potentially take several months and request that all proceedings in this matter be stayed pending
approval of the settlement agreement.
Accordingly, the Court finds the parties’ Joint Motion is well taken and is hereby
GRANTED. Counsel for the parties shall periodically advise the Court as to the ongoing status
of this matter by filing a status report upon the docket every ninety days until the stay is lifted.
Further, counsel for the parties shall advise the Court within thirty days of a decision being
issued by CMS with regard to the approval or disapproval of the MSA and settlement agreement.
SO ORDERED, this the 18th day of July, 2014.
_/s/ Sharion Aycock________________
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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