Brown v. Byrd et al

Filing 96

ORDER granting 93 Motion to Transfer Case for settlement purposes to Magistrate Judge Jerry Cavaneau; and appointing JoAnn C. Maxey to represent plaintiff for purposes of settlement only. Signed by Judge Susan Webber Wright on 5/22/09. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION SAMMIE BROWN V. KARL BYRD, Sheriff, Faulkner County, et al. _____________ CARTUS HAWKINS V. KARL BYRD, et al. _____________ SAM EDWARD THURMOND, SR. V. KARL BYRD, et al. ______________ MICHAEL BURNS V. KARL BYRD, et al. ORDER The four referenced cases all involve allegations of unconstitutional conditions of confinement at the Faulkner County Detention Facility ("FCDF") during the summer of 4:08CV01836 JLH-HDY DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF 4:08CV01792-BD DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF 4:08CV01791 WRW-BD DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF 4:08CV01790 SWW-JTR DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF 2008. All Defendants are current or former FCDF employees. Many of the Defendants are sued in two or more of the cases. All Defendants in the four cases have moved for a joint mediation before a United States Magistrate Judge. (Docket entries: Brown, #93 ; Hawkins, #97; Thurmond # 147; Burns, #49) For good cause, the motion for mediation [doc.#93] in Brown v. Byrd, No. 4:08cv1790 SWW/JTR, is hereby granted, plaintiff Sammie Brown having consented to mediation [doc.#95]. Plaintiff Sammie Brown's case (No. 4:08cv1790 SWW/JTR) is referred to United States Magistrate Judge Jerry Cavaneau for settlement. JoAnn C. Maxey, Esquire, Williams & Anderson, PLC, has previously been appointed to represent Mr. Hawkins. Ms. Maxey is hereby appointed to represent plaintiff Sammie Brown for purposes of settlement only. In the event Hawkins v. Byrd does not settle, Ms. Maxey will continue to represent Mr. Hawkins at trial. IT IS SO ORDERED, this 22nd day of May, 2009. /s/Susan Webber Wright UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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