In re: ClassicStar Mare Lease Litigation (Raifman v. ClassicStar)

Memorandum Opinion & Order


Pursuant to the All Writs Act, a third party defendant in consolidated multidistrict litigation ("MDL") sought injunctive relief, in the form of a stay of three arbitration proceedings pending in California in which it was a respondent. Claimants in one of the arbitration proceedings were also plaintiffs in one of the MDL cases. The third party defendant argued that a stay was appropriate because the arbitrations would be concluded before discovery cut-off in the MDL. The district court adopted, near-verbatim, the language of the brief in opposition to the motion to stay, finding that there was no threat of "serious impairment" of the Court's ability to decide the MDL matter. The Court denied the motion and the arbitrations proceeded. Since the rendering of the opinion, two of the matters settled. An arbitration award in the relevant case is due shortly.

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Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 6th Circuit, Kentucky | United States

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