IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
July 20, 2010
CHARLES WINNINGHAM, PLAINTIFF,
DOLGENCORP, INC., DOLLAR GENERAL PARTNERS, DOLGENCORP OF NEW YORK, INC., AND DOLGENCORP OF TEXAS, INC., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Pending before the Court is Plaintiff's motion to stay discovery and other pretrial motions pending ruling from Multi-District Litigation Panel (Doc. 29). Specifically, Plaintiff moves the Court to stay this matter pending a ruling from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") on his motion to re-open, transfer and consolidate pre-trial matters. Defendant DG Retail LLC opposes the motion (Doc. 30).*fn1 The Court finds it highly unlikely that the JPML will consolidate this case, along with the other similar cases filed, again in the MDL since the majority of the pretrial work is completed. Thus, the Court DENIES the motion.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court