United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania
February 21, 2014
TRINITY INDUSTRIES, INC., et al., Plaintiffs,
CHICAGO BRIDGE & IRON COMPANY, Defendant.
CATHY BISSOON, District Judge.
Through an exercise of the Court's inherent authority, this case hereby is STAYED pending completion of neutral evaluation/mediation. See Order (Doc. 92) (recommending same); see also Rice v. Astrue , 2010 WL 3607474, *2 (D. S.C. Sept. 9, 2010) ("a federal court has the inherent power to stay, sua sponte , an action before it") (citations and internal quotations omitted). For the duration of the stay, this case is and shall remain ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSED. Administrative closings comprise a familiar way in which courts remove cases from their active files without final adjudication. Penn West Assocs., Inc. v. Cohen , 371 F.3d 118, 127 (3d Cir. 2004) (citation and internal quotations omitted). Administrative closure is a docket control device used by the Court for statistical purposes, and it does not prejudice the rights of the parties in any manner. Honig v. Comcast of Georgia I, LLC , 537 F.Supp.2d 1277, 1290 n.8 (N.D.Ga. 2008).
As and when appropriate, any party may restore this action to the Court's active calendar upon application or by motion. See In re Arbitration Between Philadelphia Elec. Co. v. Nuclear Elec. Ins., Ltd. , 845 F.Supp. 1026, 1028 (S.D.N.Y. 1994) (holding same).
IT IS SO ORDERED.