Ginardi et al v. Frontier Gas Services LLC et al

Filing 147

ORDER re 135 MOTION to Certify Class. The Court is inclined to deny class certification. The Court recommends belaying discovery until the judge can complete a written order. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 4/6/12. (kpr)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS RICHARD SHEPPARD ARNOLD UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE 600 W. CAPITOL, ROOM A403 LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS 72201-3325 (501) 604-5140 Facsimile (501) 604-5149 April 6, 2012 Mr. John R. Holton Mr. Paul Berry Cooper, III Mr. Timothy R. Holton Deal Cooper Holton PLLC 296 Washington Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 Mr. Michael P. McGartland Mr. McGartland & Borchardt, LLP 1300 South University Suite 500 Fort Worth, TX 76107 Mr. Andrew Zeve Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 711 Louisiana Street Suite 2300 Houston, TX 77002-2770 Mr. Mark Banner Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson - Tulsa 320 South Boston Avenue Suite 200 Tulsa, OK 74103-3708 Ms. Julie DeWoody Greathouse Perkins & Trotter, PLLC Post Office Box 251618 Little Rock, AR 72225-1618 Ms. Lyn Peeples Pruitt Mitchell Williams 425 West Capitol Avenue Suite 1800 Little Rock, AR 72201 Mr. David L. Williams Kutak Rock LLP - Little Rock 124 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, AR 72201-3409 Mr. William M. Griffin, III Friday, Eldredge &Clark, LLP 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, AR 72201-3522 Re: Peggy Ginardi, et al. v. Frontier Gas Services, LLC., et al.-- 4:11-CV-00420-BRW Dear Counsel: After studying your papers, hearing oral argument (which I again note were uniformly excellent), and studying the matter since Tuesday, I am much inclined to deny class certification; so I recommend belaying discovery until I can complete a written order. It is possible that I will change my mind regarding class certification, but quite unlikely. I am sending this letter in an attempt to avoid the effusion of money on discovery. If any lawyer feels that he or she needs further illumination regarding the above, please advise (this does not include additional briefing). Cordially, /s/ Billy Roy Wilson Original to the Clerk of the Court

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