Bedwell v. Cossey et al
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
BETTYE BEDWELL, Chapter 7
Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate
Of Arthur Levy
G. ADAM COSSEY; HUDSON
POTTS & BERNSTEIN LLP; and
JOHN DOES 1-10
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.
D .P. Marshall Jr.
United States District Judge
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