United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
February 11, 2004.
WEI EQUIPMENT Defendant, Third Party Plaintiff v. MECO, INC. and WEILER & COMPANY, INC., Third Party Defendants and MECO, INC., Third Party Defendant/Fourth Party Plaintiff v. DeVAULT PACKING COMPANY
The opinion of the court was delivered by: JAMES KELLY, Senior District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Before the Court is a Motion for Continuance of an arbitration
presently scheduled for February 12, 2004. The reason for the continuance
by counsel for Third Party Defendant Defendant, Meco, Inc., is that he
has scheduled a prepaid vacation which begins February 12, 2004, the day
the arbitration is to be held. This arbitration was continued on November
17, 2004, to a new date, February 12, 2004.
One of the purposes of compulsory arbitration is a swift, convenient,
inexpensive method of dissolving disputes. The Board of Arbitrators have
been appointed and presumably have
cleared their calendars for the arbitration. This motion was filed
with the Court on February 6, 2004. If a prepaid vacation is the reason
for the continuance, it certainly was known to counsel on or about
November 25, 2003, as that is the date the arbitration clerk sent out the
Upon consideration it is ORDERED that Third Party Defendant/Fourth
Party Plaintiff's Motion for Continuance is DENIED.
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