Riffey et al v. CRST Expedited Inc et al
ORDER denying 127 Motion for Costs. Plaintiffs and Defendants will split the cost of the new FCE 50/50. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 01/16/2014. (rhm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
DAVID MICHAEL RIFFEY
and BEREN RIFFEY
CRST EXPEDITED, INC., et al.
Defendants contends that the “silent observer” was not silent. Plaintiffs contend that the “silent
observer” was semi-silent and not obtrusive.
I wasn’t there. How do I judge the credibility of opposing claims?
We could have an in-court hearing and I could hear testimony from both sides, then make a
credibility finding, but this would seem to me to be over eggin’ the puddin’.
Can a functional capacity evaluation be videotaped so that we’ll have a visual record of whether
the “silent observer” actually remains in the background?
Here’s the deal: Plaintiffs and Defendants will split the cost of the new FCE 50/50 (a King
If a videotaping is not possible, what do the parties suggest? Should we have the FCE in the
courtroom so that I can be called in if a dispute arises? Should I assign to this to a magistrate judge in
North Carolina to preside over the FCE?
It seems to me that there is too much ado about very little, but I am at a loss to determine, at this
point, who is at fault, or what the comparative fault is.
The parties are requested to set up the new FCE and get it done -- if you can’t do it upon a
mutually agreeable basis, call on me again.
Based on the above, Defendant’s Motion to Pay Costs Associated With the December 13, 2013
FCE (Doc. No. 127) is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 16th the January, 2014.
/s/ Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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