Obama v. Hobbs et al
ORDER consolidating this case with 5:10-cv-202 BSM/HDY; finding the motion for leave to proceed ifp moot; and directing service upon defts Michael Mosley and Kyron Mothershed, without prepayment of fees therefor. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 7/22/10. (bkp) (docket text modified on 7/23/2010 to correct case number that case is consolidated with) (bfw).
Obama v. Hobbs 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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