Mid-State Body Parts v. MQVP Inc

Filing 228

ORDER authorizing co-counsel Todd P. Lewis to bring electronic devices into the courthouse between April 25, 2009 and May 1, 2009, subject to the rules outlined in this Order. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 4/24/09. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION MID-STATE AFTERMARKET BODY PARTS, INC. v. MQVP, INC. f/k/a GLOBAL VALIDATORS, INC. ORDE R TODD P. LEWIS, co-counsel for defendant in this matter, is hereby authorized to bring a cell phone, laptop computer, or personal digital assistant into the courthouse in Little Rock, Arkansas, between April 25, 2009, and May 1, 2009, subject to the following rules: (a) The devices mentioned above may not be used to record, photograph, or film anyone or anything inside the courthouse. (b) (c) Cell phones must be turned off and put away when in the courtroom. Wireless internet components of electronic devices must be deactivated when in district courtrooms. (d) Before persons with electronic devices are granted entry into the courthouse, all devices must be examined by the United States Marshals Service or Court Security Personnel. This examination includes, but is not limited to placing the device through electronic screening machines and requiring the person possessing the device to turn the power to the device off and on. (e) The United States Marshals Service may further restrict electronic devices from entering the building should a threat assessment so dictate. NO. 4:03CV00733 JLH DEFENDANT/ COUNTER-CLAIMANT PLAINTIFF/ COUNTER-DEFENDANT A violation of paragraph (a), (b), or (c) may result in seizure of the electronic device, withdrawal of the privilege to bring an electronic device into the courthouse, or other sanctions. A violation of the prohibition on recording, photographing, or filming anyone or anything inside the courthouse may be punished as contempt of court. SIGNED this 24th day of April, 2009. J. LEON HOLMES UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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