Collins v. Parker et al

Filing 51

JUDGMENT is entered in favor of defendants Robert Parker, in his official capacity, and the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Signed by Judge Kristine G. Baker on 1/16/2013. (dmn)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION LEE COLLINS v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 5:11-cv-077 KGB ROBERT PARKER and THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION DEFENDANTS JUDGMENT This matter came for trial by jury on the 7th day of January, 2013. Plaintiff Lee Collins appeared through his attorneys Luther Sutter and James Scurlock. Defendants Robert Parker, in his official capacity, 1 and the Arkansas Department of Corrections appeared through its attorneys Gary Sullivan and James O. Howe. All parties announced ready for trial. A jury of twelve was selected and sworn. On January 9, 2013, the jury returned a verdict as follows: 1 Mr. Collins originally brought this action against Mr. Parker in both his individual and official capacity (Dkt. No. 14). At trial, counsel for Mr. Collins made an oral motion to dismiss the claims against Mr. Parker in his individual capacity. Counsel for Mr. Parker had no objection to the motion. The Court granted Mr. Collins’s oral motion to dismiss the claims against Mr. Parker in his individual capacity. VERDICT FORM NOTE: Complete this form by writing in the names required by your verdict. Question 1: On plaintiff Mr. Lee Collins’s race discrimination claim against defendants Robert Parker and the Arkansas Department of Corrections, as submitted in Instruction 7, we find in favor of Mr. Robert Parker and the Arkansas Department of Corrections Plaintiff Mr. Lee Collins or Defendants Mr. Robert Parker and the Arkansas Department of Corrections /s/ Donna S. Hamilton Foreperson Dated: January 9, 2013 NOTE: Complete Question 2 only if you found in favor of Mr. Lee Collins on Question 1. If the above finding is in favor of Mr. Robert Parker and the Arkansas Department of Corrections, you have completed your deliberations on this claim. Question 2: Have Mr. Robert Parker and the Arkansas Department of Corrections proven that they would have discharged Mr. Lee Collins regardless of his race or for reasons entirely justified apart from the supervisor’s recommendation as set forth in Instruction No. 10? _____ Yes _____No (Mark “X” in the appropriate space) ________________________________ Foreperson Dated: __________________ Page 1 of 2 2 NOTE: Complete the following paragraphs only if your answer to the preceding question is “no.” If you answered “yes” to the preceding question, you have completed your deliberations on this claim. We find Mr. Lee Collins’s lost wages and benefits to be: $_________________ (state the amount or, if you find that Mr. Lee Collins’s damages have no monetary value, write the word “none”.) ________________________________ Foreperson Dated: __________________ We find Mr. Lee Collins’s other damages, excluding lost wages and benefits, to be: $_________________ (state the amount or, if you find that Mr. Lee Collins’s damages have no monetary value, write the nominal amount of One Dollar ($1.00)). ________________________________ Foreperson Dated: ___________________ Page 2 of 2 3 Judgment is therefore entered in favor of defendants Robert Parker, in his official capacity, and the Arkansas Department of Corrections. SO ORDERED this 16th day of January, 2013. __________________________________ KRISTINE G. BAKER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 4

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