Stebbins v. Boone County, Arkansas et al
ORDER re 109 of the Magistrate denying Mr. Stebbins's renewed motion join parties is AFFIRMED. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on November 26, 2013. (sh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Case No. 3:12-CV-03022
BOONE COUNTY, ARKANSAS; and
SHERIFF DANNY HICKMAN, in his official capacity
Currently before the Court is Plaintiff David Stebbins’s objection (Doc. 111) to the
Magistrate’s order (Doc. 109) denying Mr. Stebbins’s renewed motion (Doc. 108) to join parties.
Having reviewed the Magistrate’s order and Mr. Stebbins’s objections, the Court cannot find
that the Magistrate’s order was clearly erroneous or contrary to law. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a). The
Court cannot find that joinder of any Arkansas state defendants is required in this action.
Furthermore, Mr. Stebbins acknowledges that the criminal prosecution he complains of has not yet
been dismissed in state court. Finally, the Court is not required to continue an action that is in the
advanced stages of litigation to allow a plaintiff to join a new party or parties that are not necessary
for resolution of the action.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the order (Doc. 109) of the Magistrate denying Mr.
Stebbins’s renewed motion to join parties is AFFIRMED.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 26th day of November, 2013.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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