Case No. 10-cv-317-DRH.
July 20, 2010
Pending before the Court is Plaintiff's motion to stay discovery and other pretrial motions pending ruling from Multi-District Litigation Panel (Doc. 28). 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. 29). 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.
Defendant DG Retail LLC states that it is the proper Defendant in this case and that the parties will enter stipulations substituting the proper party Defendant and dismissing the current Defendants. The Court notes that as of this date, the parties have not filed such stipulations.
IT IS SO ORDERED.