Thrash et al v. White et al
ORDER PARTIALLY ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS 23 that 11 Motion for Summary Judgment be granted; and REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge H. David Young for an evidentiary hearing on plaintiffs' equal protection claim. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 6/4/10. (bkp)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION ANTHONY THRASH, ADC #94228, and JEAN THRASH v. DAVID WHITE, et al. ORDER The proposed findings and recommended disposition submitted by United States Magistrate Judge H. David Young and the objections filed by plaintiffs Anthony and Jean Thrash have been reviewed. After a de novo review and careful consideration of the entire record, it is concluded that the proposed findings and recommended disposition should be, and hereby are, approved and adopted with regard to plaintiffs' free association, due process, and cruel and unusual punishment claims. Plaintiffs' equal protection claim, however, will not be dismissed as recommended by Judge Young because, in their objections, plaintiffs presented evidence supporting their claim. Accordingly, summary judgment is granted as to plaintiffs' free association, due process, and cruel and unusual punishment claims, and these claims are dismissed with prejudice. Summary judgment is denied as to the equal protection claim and the case is referred to Magistrate Judge Young for an evidentiary hearing to determine whether there is any merit to plaintiffs' claim that there are similarly situated individuals who are treated differently than plaintiffs. IT IS SO ORDERED this 4th day of June, 2010. CASE NO. 5:09cv00095 BSM DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFFS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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