JUDICIAL:

James Clinton COYLE, Janice Presley Coyle a/k/a Janice Presley, & Cody Presley, Appellants v. COYLE FAMILY FARM, INC., Coyle Farms P’ship, Mike Coyle, Doug Coyle, Tim Coyle, & Tom Tompkins, Appellees, No. 04-18-00457-CV, 2019 WL 2110692 (Tex. App. May 15, 2019)
On May 15, 2015, James Clinton Coyle and the appellees entered into a mediated settlement agreement (“MSA”) which settled three pending lawsuits primarily relating to 764 acres of land owned by Coyle Family Farm, Inc. (“CFFI”). Under the terms of the MSA, Coyle was to be paid $714,781 primarily in exchange for his conveyance of all of his shares of stock in CFFI to the other shareholders. In addition, Coyle agreed he and his wife, Janice Presley Coyle, would vacate the mobile home in which they lived which was located on CFFI’s property no later than December 31, 2015. Paragraph 17.3 of the MSA provided any disputes concerning the agreement would first be submitted to mandatory mediation then, in the event mediation was not successful, to binding arbitration.
On December 19, 2017, the appellees filed the underlying lawsuit asserting various claims, including a motion to compel mediation and arbitration under the terms of the MSA. On January 12, 2018, the appellees filed a motion for declaratory judgment regarding mandatory mediation and arbitration requesting an order mandating Coyle to participate in mediation and arbitration under the terms of the MSA. The appellees’ motion was set for a hearing on January 24, 2018.
On January 24, 2018, the trial court initially overruled Coyle’s verbal motion for a continuance. The trial court then conducted an evidentiary hearing. At the conclusion of the hearing, the trial court signed an order granting the appellees’ motion and ordering Coyle to engage in mediation on February 10, 2018, and, if unsuccessful, binding arbitration on February 16, 2018.
Because the mediation was unsuccessful, an arbitration hearing was held on February 16, 2018. On February 22, 2018, the arbitratorsigned a final award. The award recites the arbitrator advised all participants in writing on January 25, 2018, that the final arbitrationhearing was scheduled for February 16, 2018.
On May 23, 2018, the appellees filed a motion to confirm the arbitration award. Although an objection was filed to the motion, the appellants did not file a motion to vacate the award. On May 31, 2018, the trial court held a hearing and granted the motion, confirming the arbitration award as the final judgment of the court.  The Trial Court was affirmed.
IN RE MUSHROOM DIRECT PURCHASER ANTITRUST LITIGATION THIS DOCUMENT RELATES TO: ALL ACTIONS WINN-DIXIE STORES, INC., et al. v. EASTERN MUSHROOM MARKETING COOPERATIVE, et al., No. 06-0620, 2019 WL 2107795 (E.D. Pa. May 14, 2019)
Now before the Court is Defendant M.D. Basciani & Sons, Inc.’s Motion for Recusal and for a Stay of All Proceedings and responses to the motion from Certain Defendants,1 Class Plaintiffs, and Opt-Out Plaintiffs Giant Eagle, Inc. and Publix Super Markets, Inc. The Motion was denied.
LEGISLATIVE:
S.Res. 208: A resolution expressing support for the designation of July as “American Grown Flower Month”. Info HERE