IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
May 3, 2011
KATHLEEN VISCI, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
METLIFE BANK, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Cathy Bissoon United States Magistrate Judge
Judge Fischer Magistrate Judge Bissoon
The parties' Joint Motion (Doc. 52) to stay resolution of Plaintiffs' Motion (Doc. 39) for conditional certification of a collective action under the FLSA is GRANTED, as follows.*fn1
Although a formal stay will not be entered, the Court's ruling on Plaintiffs' Motion for conditional certification will be held in abeyance, and, for the Court's internal/administrative purposes only, the Motion (Doc. 39) is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Consistent with the parties' Motion to stay, the period of abeyance will extend until July 1, 2011. If the parties do not by then amicably resolve the case, a Telephonic Status Conference will be held before the undersigned on July 1st at 10:00 a.m. Counsel shall contact the undersigned's Chambers on a single telephone line, and Plaintiffs' counsel shall initiate the call. At the Conference, counsel should be prepared to discuss the status of their settlement negotiations. If, after the Conference, any party desires that Plaintiffs' Motion for conditional certification be reinstated, the Motion, Plaintiffs' supportive papers and Defendants' opposition papers may be renewed through the filing of a short motion referencing the submissions already made.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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