Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Starr et al

Filing 7

ORDER of Recusal. The Clerk must reassign this case at random by chip exchange. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 8/26/2016. (jak) (Additional attachment(s) added on 8/26/2016: # 1 Main Document - Correct) (jak).

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS NORTHERN DIVISION FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE v. PLAINTIFF No.1:16-cv-90-DPM RANDALL STARR; CONNIE STARR; WILLIAM OLSON and HAYES OLSON, Individually and as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of William Olson, deceased; PAIGE HUBBARD, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Camdon Osborn, deceased; LLOYD DAVIS and KIM DAVIS, Individually and as Next Friends of Wilson Davis, a Minor; BRADY GILLMORE and AUDREY GILLMORE, Individually and as Next Friends of Alex Gillmore, a Minor; and RUSTY PAUL and TINA PAUL, Individually and as Next Friends of Regan Paul, a minor DEFENDANTS ORDER 1. One of my former law clerks, Barrett Moore, has appeared as counsel in this case andhelpfullyinquired about whether I'll berecusing. I'm attaching Barrett's letter. 2. Former clerks are on my recusal list for two years after leaving chambers. That's our Court's general practice. General Order No. 32. Barrett's clerkship ended in 2011. A former clerk should be on my list after the two-year period if our contacts are so regular, and our relationship so close, that my impartiality might reasonably be questioned in a proceeding where the former clerk is lawyering. By that standard, Barrett should be on my recusal list. I'm therefore restoring him today. And I recuse in this case. The Clerk must reassign it at random by chip exchange. So Ordered. (/ D .P. Marshall Jr. United States District Judge -2-

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