IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
August 18, 2009
PAT BEESLEY, ET AL., PLAINTIFF,
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY, ET AL., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
This matter comes before the Court for case management. Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted Defendants' motion for leave to appeal this Court's Order granting class certification in this case (Doc. 314). The Court recognizes that the Seventh Circuit may disagree with this Court's decision to grant class certification. Moreover, the Seventh Circuit's decision regarding class certification will have a significant effect on the ultimate disposition of this case. Thus, the Court finds that it would be imprudent at this stage of the litigation to proceed further in this matter until the resolution of the class certification appeal.*fn1
Accordingly, the Court sua sponte STAYS this matter pending resolution of the class certification appeal.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed this 18th day of August, 2009.
David R Herdo Chief Judge United States District Court