Bedwell v. Cossey et al

Filing 26

ORDER granting 19 Motion. Amended complaint due by 1/15/2019. Joint report 11 addressed. 14 Motion is granted as modified. Bedwell's opening brief is due by 3/1/2019. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 1/9/2019. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS EASTERN DIVISION BETTYE BEDWELL, Chapter 7 Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate Of Arthur Levy v. PLAINTIFF No. 2:18-cv-108-DPM G. ADAM COSSEY; HUDSON POTTS & BERNSTEIN LLP; and JOHN DOES 1-10 DEFENDANTS ORDER For the reasons stated on the record at the 8 January 2019 hearing, the Court made several rulings: • The unopposed motion to amend, NQ 19, is granted. Amended complaint due by 15 January 2019. • Defendants' objections to Bedwell's second set of discovery are sustained. Tailor further discovery as directed: the material period is 2016-2018. What did Defendants know about Oceanus's financial problems and when did they know it? What other matters were Cossey and the firm handling for Oceanus during that period? How and when were they resolved? Joint report, NQ 11, addressed. • Defendants' motion for briefing on the alleged appealrelated negligence (Count II), NQ 14, is granted as modified. Bedwell's opening brief is due by 1 March 2019. Briefing must follow Ark. Sup. Ct. R. 4-2 & 4-4, with the following exceptions. No abstract is required. The statement of the case is expanded to fifteen pages. The statement must contain detailed citations to the addendum of record materials. Bedwell must also file the transcript. And all parties must cite it as needed. So Ordered. v D .P. Marshall Jr. United States District Judge -2-

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