Thornhill v. Walden University, LLC et al
ORDER granting in part 28 Motion to Stay. Discovery is STAYED until 5/1/2017, to allow the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to rule on Plaintiff's request to transfer this case. In addition, and for the same reason, briefing on the pending motions in this case (Docs. 24 , 25 , and 28 ) is STAYED. The Parties are DIRECTED to notify this Court promptly of the MDL Panel's decision. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson on 3/1/2017. (agm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
Civil Action 2:16-cv-962
Judge Algenon L. Marbley
Magistrate Judge Jolson
WALDEN UNIVERSITY, LLC, et al.,
MEMORANDUM OF FIRST PRETRIAL CONFERENCE
This matter came before the Court on March 1, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. at the First Pretrial
Conference pursuant to notice and in accordance with Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Civil
The parties specifically discussed with the Court Defendants’ request to stay
discovery. (See Doc. 28). For the reasons stated at the conference, that request is granted in
part. Discovery is STAYED until May 1, 2017, to allow the United States Judicial Panel on
Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL Panel”) to rule on Plaintiff’s request to transfer this case to the
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. See In re: Walden University, LLC,
Doctoral Program Litigation, MDL No 2765. In addition, and for the same reason, briefing on
the pending motions in this case (Docs. 24, 25, 28) is STAYED. The parties are DIRECTED to
notify this Court promptly of the MDL Panel’s decision. If this Court retains jurisdiction, the
Court will hold a status conference, and the parties should expect an expedited briefing schedule
on the pending motions.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Date: March 1, 2017
/s/ Kimberly A. Jolson
KIMBERLY A. JOLSON
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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