Squires et al v. Pennington et al

Filing 12

ORDER re 11 Amended Complaint filed by William J Squires and Aaron J Tanner, 10 Amended Complaint filed by Aaron J Tanner. Service is appropriate for defendants Bruce Pennington and Don Birdsong. The Clerk shall prepare summons and the U.S. Marshal shall serve a copy of the Amended Complaints 10 11 on defendants without prepayment of costs therefor. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 10/11/13. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION WILLIAM J. SQUIRES, ADC #107098, and AARON J. TANNER, ADC#132875 v. PLAINTIFF 4:13CV00519-BRW-JTK BRUCE PENNINGTON, et al. DEFENDANTS ORDER Plaintiffs have responded to the Court’s October 8, 2013 Order, and have each filed an Amended Complaint (Doc. Nos. 10, 11). Having reviewed the Amended Complaints for screening purposes only,1 it now appears to the Court that service is appropriate for Defendants Pennington and Birdsong. Accordingly, IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that service is appropriate for the Defendants Bruce Pennington and Don Birdsong. The Clerk of the Court shall prepare summons for the Defendants and the United States Marshal is hereby directed to serve a copy of the Amended Complaints (Doc. Nos. 10, 11) and summons on Defendants without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefore. IT IS SO ORDERED this 11th day of October, 2013. __________________________________ JEROME T. KEARNEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 1 The Prison Litigation Reform Act requires federal courts to screen prisoner complaints seeking relief against a governmental entity, officer, or employee. 28 U.S.C. Sect. 1915A(a). 1

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