Dalon v. Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC

Filing 23

ORDER granting 21 Motion to Continue Hearing. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 2/18/16. (jtm)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI GREENVILLE DIVISION EDWARD DALON, Surviving Spouse and Administrator of the Estate of Judy L. Dalon, Deceased PLAINTIFF V. NO. 4:15-CV-00086-DMB-JMV RULEVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC DEFENDANT ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO CONTINUE HEARING On July 15, 2015, Defendant filed a motion to compel arbitration. Doc. #4. On February 8, 2016, this Court entered an order denying the motion to compel without prejudice “to renew following a hearing on the enforceability of the [alleged arbitration a]greement.” Doc. #19 at 14. The same day, the Court noticed the evidentiary hearing for March 3, 2016. Doc. #20. Ten days later, on February 18, 2016, Plaintiff filed a motion to continue the evidentiary hearing “approximately thirty (30) days ….” Doc. #21. Plaintiff represents that such relief is justified because his counsel’s father died unexpectedly last week and, as a result, Plaintiff’s counsel must travel to South Carolina to assist with family matters. Doc. #22 at ¶ 4. Plaintiff further represents the motion is unopposed. Id. at ¶ 6. Upon consideration, Plaintiff’s motion to continue [21] is GRANTED. The evidentiary hearing on the enforceability of the arbitration agreement will be continued to April 21, 2016, by separate notice. SO ORDERED, this 18th day of February, 2016. /s/ Debra M. Brown UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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