UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
March 31, 2010
ANTHONY THOMPSON ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, PLAINTIFF,
WORLD ALLIANCE FINANCIAL CORP D/B/A SENIOR LENDING NETWORK, A NEW YORK CORPORATION, VERTICAL LEND INC., MORTGAGE WAREHOUSE, DAVID PESKIN, AND NICHOLAS HAHN, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: A. Kathleen Tomlinson United States Magistrate Judge
A. KATHLEEN TOMLINSON, Magistrate Judge
Before the Court are (1) Plaintiffs' motion for conditional certification of this case as a Section 21(b) collective action [DE 37, 38]; (2) Defendants' motion requesting that the Court appoint lead counsel for Plaintiffs [DE 55]; (3) Plaintiff Lauretti's motion for an order to show cause [DE 58]; (4) Defendants' motion to stay discovery [DE 61]; and (5) Plaintiff Lauretti's motion to strike an attorney designation on certain opt-in forms [DE 67]. Having reviewed the arguments of counsel for both sides, I am granting Plaintiffs' motion [DE 37, 38] for conditional certification of this case as a Section 21(b) collective action. I am also granting Defendants' motion to stay discovery. A written decision addressing these motions and the remainder of the pending motions will be issued subsequently. Discovery in this action is stayed pending issuance of the Court's subsequent Order.
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