In Re: Prempro Products et al
ORDER Re: General Order 54 advising attorneys of the rules regarding electronics in the courthouse. Signed by Judge William R. Wilson, Jr on 2/27/09. (mkf)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION In re: MDL Docket No. 4:03CV01507-WRW PREMPRO PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION ORDER Re: General Order 541 All lawyers and staff affiliated with this case are authorized to bring cell phones, laptop computers, digital cameras or personal digital assistants into the courthouse, subject to the following rules: (a) (b) (c) (d) The devices mentioned above may not be used to record, photograph, or film anyone or anything inside the courthouse. 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. 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. The United States Marshals Service may further restrict electronic devices from entering the building should a threat assessment so dictate.
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
Adopted in the Eastern District of Arkansas.
violation of the prohibition on recording, photographing, or filming anyone or anything inside the courthouse may be punished as contempt of court. Counsel are reminded that they are to bring a copy of this Order to the Courthouse the first day of any scheduled hearing. IT IS SO ORDERED this 27th day of February, 2009.
/s/Wm. R. Wilson, Jr. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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