IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
June 11, 2012
SAMUEL T. FREEMAN & CO., PLAINTIFF,
PETER HIAM, HELEN HIAM, TING WANG, AND MR. LIU, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Ronald L. Buckwalter, S.J.
AND NOW, this 11thday of June, 2012, upon consideration of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, Stay, or Transfer Plaintiff's Interpleader Action (Docket No. 5) and Reply (Docket No. 10), and Plaintiff's Response in Opposition (Docket No. 9) and Sur-Reply (Docket No. 14), it is hereby
1. Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Interpleader Action on account of the first-filed rule is DENIED;
2. Defendants' Motion to Transfer the Interpleader Action to the District of Massachusetts is DENIED;
3. Defendants' Motion to Stay the Interpleader Action pending further clarification from Plaintiff as to service on Wang and Liu is DENIED AS MOOT; and
4. Defendants' request to dismiss the Interpleader Action on the grounds of improper service is DENIED.
It is so ORDERED.
BY THE COURT:
Ronald L. Buckwalter
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