Centennial Bank v. Powell
ORDER consolidating this case with 3:17-cv-227-DPM and designating this case, 3:17-cv-226-DPM, as the lead case. All future filings should be made in this case. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 8/30/2017. (thd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Guardian of the Estate of Mary
RENA WOOD, also known as
Rena Wood Powell
IN THE MATTER OF THE
GUARDIANSHIP OF MARY MOORE
STINY, an incapacitated person
1. The Court concludes that it has subject matter jurisdiction under 28
U.S.C. § 1332(a) in both of these cases. The parties are diverse. More than
$75,000 is in controversy in the Centennial/Wood dispute about the First
National Bank of Lawrence County account. And adjudication of that dispute
will necessarily entail deciding who was, is, and should be trustee of the Stiny
The defects in the removals are procedural rather than
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jurisdictional, and Centennial has waived them.
2. The Court consolidates these two cases and designates No. 3:17-cv226-DPM as the lead case. All future filings should be made in that case
D .P. Marshall Jr.
United States District Judge
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