Ismail v. Union et al
ORDER granting in part 22 Motion to Stay / Place Case in Abeyance. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones, Jr on 3/14/2014. Counsel should read order in its entirety for critical deadlines and information. (Marsh, K)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
FAI SAL ISMAIL,
CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. and
UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION,
This matter is before the court regarding Plaintiffs motion to hold this case in abeyance for
90 days due to Plaintiffs ill health and need to acquire new counsel. [DE-22]. Defendant United
Transportation Union consents to the requested relief, and Defendant CSX consents to a 60-day
period of abeyance. For good cause shown, the court will allow in part the relief requested and the
case will be held in abeyance, as specified below, to allow Plaintiff an opportunity to deal with health
issues and obtain new counsel.
Accordingly, Plaintiff shall obtain counsel to enter an appearance in the case no later than
April 30, 2014, or shall file a notice with the court indicating that he intends to proceed prose by
the same date. The parties shall submit a joint status report to include proposed deadlines for the
completion of discovery and mediation, the filing of potentially dispositive motions, as well as any
other matters requiring the court's attention, no later than May 14, 2014.
SO ORDERED, the(!/_ day of March 2014.
United States Magistrate Judge
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