IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 2, 2009
DEMARCO WREN, PLAINTIFF,
CASINO QUEEN, INC., A CORPORATION, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Before the Court is Plaintiff Demarco Wren's Motion for Stay of Proceedings Pursuant to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (Doc. 17).*fn1 Plaintiff is an active duty member of the United States Army and requests that this matter be stayed while he serves a year tour of duty in Iraq which starts November 22, 2009.*fn2 Plaintiff states that he will be able to resume the prosecution of this matter when he returns from his tour of duty on November 22, 2010. The Defendants have no objection to the motion. Based on the reasons in the motion, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff's motion for stay of proceedings (Doc. 17). The Court STAYS this matter in its entirety until November 22, 2010. If the Plaintiff has not completed his tour of duty by November 22, 2010, Plaintiff may renew his motion and request an additional stay of the proceedings. The Court further ORDERS Plaintiff to file a letter from his commanding officer pursuant to 50 U.S.C. App. § 522(b)(2)(B) once his commanding officer returns from deployment related travel as stated in Plaintiff's motion.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed this 2nd day of November, 2009.
DavidRHer|do| Chief Judge United States District Court