IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
February 9, 2012
DOREEN RHODES, PLAINTIFF,
INDEPENDENCE BLUE CROSS, QCC INSURANCE COMPANY AND WELLMARK, INC., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jan E. Dubois, J.
AND NOW, this 9th day of February, 2012, upon consideration of Defendants' Joint Motion to Stay Proceedings and Transfer Matter to the Civil Suspense Docket (Document No. 43, filed October 20, 2011), Plaintiffs' (sic.) Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Joint Motion to Stay (Document Nos. 44--46, filed November 4, 2011), and IBC Defendants' Reply Brief in Support of Joint Motion to Stay Proceedings and Transfer Matter to the Civil Suspense Docket (Document No. 47, filed November 10, 2011), for the reasons stated in the Memorandum dated February 9, 2012, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. Defendant's Joint Motion to Stay Proceedings and Transfer Matter to the Civil Suspense Docket is GRANTED;
2. All further proceedings in this case are STAYED until the case of T. Zenon Pharmaceuticals
v. Wellmark, Inc., No. 06521 LACV070675, in the District Court of Johnson County, Iowa, has been finally resolved;
3. The Clerk of Court shall TRANSFER this case to the Civil Suspense File and MARK the case CLOSED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES;
4. The Court shall RETAIN jurisdiction over the case and the case shall be RETURNED to the Court's active docket when there are no impediments to further proceedings and the case may proceed to final disposition;
5. The entry of this Order is WITHOUT PREJUDICE to the rights of the parties; and,
6. The parties shall file and serve joint status reports at six (6) month intervals with respect to the status of T. Zenon Pharmaceuticals v. Wellmark, Inc. One (1) copy of each status report shall be served on the Court (Chambers, Room 12613, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106) when the original is filed.
BY THE COURT:
Hon. Jan E. DuBois
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