Obama v. Price et al
ORDER consolidating this case with 5:10-cv-207 and designating this case as the lead case; denying plaintiff's motion for leave to file ifp in 5:10-cv-207 as moot; directing the Clerk to add Michael Mosley and Kyron Mothershed as defts in this case, and the U.S. Marshal to serve a copy of the complaint, this order and summons upon them without prepayment of costs therefor. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 7/22/10. (bkp)
Obama v. Price et al
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION ISHMAEL HASSAN OBAMA ADC #145160 V. ANTONIO PRICE et al. Consolidated With: ISHMAEL HASSAN OBAMA ADC #145160 V. RAY HOBBS et al. ORDER Plaintiff Ishmael Hassan Obama is a state inmate incarcerated at the Cummins Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction ("ADC"), and he has filed these two complaints pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Having reviewed the allegations in these cases, consolidation of the two actions is appropriate. In accordance with the practice of the Eastern District of Arkansas, the first-filed case (Obama v. Price et al., 5:10CV202 BSM/HDY) is hereby designated the lead case and all future pleadings shall be filed in the lead case. Because plaintiff has already been granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis in case 5:10CV202, his pending motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis in case 5:10CV207 is moot. Plaintiff's second case includes additional defendants, so service is appropriate on them. NO: 5:10CV00207 SWW/JTK DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF NO: 5:10CV00202 BSM/HDY DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF
Accordingly, the cases of Obama v. Price, 5:10CV00202 BSM/HDY, and Obama v. Hobbs et al., 5:10CV00207 SWW/JTK, are hereby CONSOLIDATED. Obama's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (5:10cv00207 SWW/JTK, docket entry #2) is DENIED AS MOOT. The clerk is hereby directed to add as Michael Mosley and Kyron Mothershed as defendants in case number 5:10CV00202 BSM/HDY. Service is appropriate on defendants Mosley and Mothershed, and the United States Marshal is directed to serve a copy of the complaint (5:10CV00202 BSM/HDY, docket entry #2), this order, and summons, upon them, without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefor. IT IS SO ORDERED this 22nd day of July, 2010.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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