Kemmer et al v. David H Arrington Oil & Gas Inc

Filing 40

ORDER granting 26 31 Motions to Consolidate Cases and Notice of Related Case. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 12/3/09. (bkp) (docket text modified on 12/4/2009 to include ruling on 31 motion and notice of related case) (bfw).

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION ROY KEMMER, LETA KEMMER, SHERRY L. KEMMER, SHEILA L. KEMMER, KENNETH RAY GARRISON, MARY J ANE GARRISON, TRACY SCOTT MCCARTY, JANETTE MCCARTY, W.T. ALTOM, EVALEE ALTOM, THOMAS SHANE STONE, EACH INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF OTHER SIMILARLY SITUATED CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS VS. CASE NO.: 2-09-CV-0073-BSM DEFENDANT PLAINTIFFS DAVID H. ARRINGTON OIL AND GAS, INC. ORDER Plaintiffs' request to consolidate the present case (Doc. No. 26) with Hall et. al. v. David H. Arrington Oil and Gas, Inc., Case No. 2:09-CV-0091-BSM (filed July 16, 2009) and Smith et. al. v. David H. Arrington Oil and Gas, Inc., Case No. 2:09-CV-00101-BSM (filed July 27, 2009) for pre-trial purposes pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42(a) is granted. Plaintiffs' notice of related case and their request to consolidate the present case (Doc. No. 31) with Knowlton et. al. v. David H. Arrington Oil and Gas, Inc., Case No. 4:09CV-00461-SWW (filed June 24, 2009) is granted, and Knowlton is hereby transferred to the undersigned pursuant to General Order No. 39. Judicial economy dictates transfer of this case because it bears common questions of law and fact to Whistle v. David H. Arrington Oil & Gas Inc., et al., Case No. 2:08-cv-00037, a case that was closed by the undersigned on June 11, 2009. Hall, Smith, and Knowlton are consolidated with the present case in the interest of judicial economy, as they present common questions of law and fact. Accordingly, plaintiffs' motions to consolidate and notice of related case are hereby granted (Doc. Nos. 26, 31). IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 3rd day of December, 2009. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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