Nelson v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc, et al

Filing 223

ORDER granting 222 Motion for Issuance of Amended General Order No. 54; persons identified who will be permitted to bring electronic devices into the Courthouse for a Hearing on June 30, 2009. Signed by Judge William R. Wilson, Jr on 6/30/09. (mkf)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS EASTERN DIVISION DARYAL T. NELSON, Individually and on behalf of all persons similarly situated vs WAL-MART STORES, INC., et al ORDER Re: Amended General Order 541 The pending Motion for Issuances of General Order No. 54 (doc #222) is GRANTED. Morgan "Chip" Welch, Hank Bates, John W. Walker, Ashley Welch Hudson, Jeanne Gray, Joy Springer and Mary Zelhof will be permitted to bring electronic devices into the Courthouse for a Hearing on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 before Judge Bill Wilson. The parties are authorized to bring cell phones, laptop computers, digital cameras or personal digital assistants into the courthouse, subject to the following rules: (a) (b) (c) (d) The devices mentioned above may not be used to record, photograph, or film anyone or anything inside the courthouse. Cell phones must be turned off and put away when in the courtroom. Wireless internet components of electronic devices must be deactivated when in district courtrooms. Before persons with electronic devices are granted entry into the Courthouse, all devices must be examined by the United States Marshals Service or Court Security Personnel. This examination includes, but is not limited to placing the device through electronic screening machines and requiring the person possessing the device to turn the power to the device off and on. The United States Marshals Service may further restrict electronic devices from entering the building should a threat assessment so dictate. 2:04CV00171-WRW DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF (e) A violation of paragraph (a), (b), or (c) may result in seizure of the electronic device, withdrawal of the privilege to bring an electronic device into the courthouse, or other sanctions. A 1 Adopted in the Eastern District of Arkansas. violation of the prohibition on recording, photographing, or filming anyone or anything inside the courthouse may be punished as contempt of court. IT IS SO ORDERED this 30th day of June, 2009. /s/Wm. R. Wilson, Jr. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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