Lewis v. Ward

Filing 27

ORDER consolidating case with lead case No. 12-4100. All pleadings to be docketed to lead case. Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on April 7, 2014. (mll)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION DON EARL LEWIS v. PLAINTIFF Civil No. 4:12-cv-04100 MARTY BRAZELL; and ERICA CALLWOOD DEFENDANT DON EARL LEWIS V. PLAINTIFF CIVIL NO. 4:12-cv-04139 STEPHEN WARD DEFENDANT ORDER Plaintiff Don Lewis proceeds pro se and in forma pauperis in this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983. Plaintiff is currently incarcerated in the Arkansas Department of Corrections Cummins Unit in Grady, Arkansas. Upon review of the files in the above captioned matters, I find that these actions involve common questions of law and fact and that, for such reason, these matters should be and hereby are consolidated for pretrial and trial pursuant to the provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42. Accordingly, the Clerk is DIRECTED to file a copy of this Order in each case listed above. In the future, case number 4:12-cv-04100 shall be considered the lead case and all pleadings will be docketed to that case. The Clerk is also DIRECTED to add to the lead case number 4:12-cv-04100 any Defendants named in case 4:12-cv-04139 who were not previously listed as Defendants in case 4:12-cv-04100. Finally, the Clerk is DIRECTED to file any pending motions from 4:12-cv-4139 on -1- the docket in the lead case 4:12-cv-04100. The parties are directed to include both case numbers on all future pleadings sent for filing. IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of April 2014. /s/ Barry A. Bryant HON. BARRY A. BRYANT UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE -2-

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