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McCartney v. Village of Caseyville

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


August 22, 2007

ROBERT MCCARTNEY, PLAINTIFF,
v.
VILLAGE OF CASEYVILLE AND JEFFREY WILKINSON, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Stiehl, District Judge

ORDER

Before the Court is plaintiff's motion to abstain (Doc. 22), to which defendant has filed a response stating that they do not object to the motion (Doc. 24). The plaintiff asks this court to abstain from exercising its jurisdiction in this matter, pursuant to the Younger Doctrine, until advised that the pending criminal charges against the plaintiff arising out of this incident are resolved in St. Clair County.

Upon review of the record, the Court GRANTS plaintiff's motion and the Court STAYS this action pending resolution of the underlying state court matter. All pending motions are DENIED at this time. The parties may seek leave to re-file their motions after the resolution of the state court matter if appropriate.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

WILLIAM D. STIEHL DISTRICT JUDGE

20070822

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