Fortner v. State of Colorado et al
ORDER by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 08/26/14 re: 1 Complaint, filed by Darrell Fortner, et al. A status conference is necessary to discuss whether joinder is appropriate in this case. Status Conference is set for 9/22/2014 01:00 PM in Courtroom A 401 before Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland. (nmarb, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland
Civil Action No. 14-cv-02297-BNB
WILLYY R. SCOTT,
RAY ROZAK II,
JUDITH A. SCOTT,
LESLIE E. APODACA,
JANICE H. WOODARD,
ANDREA G. ROBERSON,
ROGER L. CHRISTIANSEN,
CLAUDIA F. CHRISTIANSEN,
KENT G. ROBERSON,
EDWIN E. BUSBY,
LINDA L. BUSBY,
JEAN N. KEENAN,
ANN M. GAFFNEY,
LEE ANN NILLES,
KEVIN LARSON, and
DOES, One Through Five Hundred, Plaintiffs, in Pro se
STATE OF COLORADO,
COUNTY OF EL PASO, COLORADO,
BLACK FOREST FIRE BOARD, and
DOES, One Through One Hundred,
This matter arises on the Complaint and the Verified Complaint [Doc. #1] filed by the
plaintiffs on August 19, 2014. The plaintiffs are all proceeding pro se (without representation by
an attorney). Rule 20 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure permits multiple plaintiffs to join
together under certain circumstances. However, the court may refuse joinder in the interests of
avoiding prejudice and delay, ensuring judicial economy, or safeguarding the principles of
fundamental fairness. Fed.R.Civ.P. 21; Gentry v. Lawton Correctional Facility, No. CIV-14310-W, 2014 WL 2712305 (W.D.Okla. May 13, 2014) (citing 7 Charles Alan Wright, Arthur R.
Miller, & Mary Kay Kane, Federal Practice & Procedure § 1682 (3d ed. 2001); 4 J. Moore,
Moore’s Federal Practice, § 21.02 (3d ed. 2013)); Chambers v. Robers, No. 13-3195-SAC, 2013
WL 6670521 (D.Kan. Dec. 18, 2013). A status conference is necessary to discuss whether
joinder is appropriate in this case. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED:
(1) A Status Conference is set for Monday, September 22, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., in
Courtroom A-401, Fourth Floor, Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse, 901 19th Street,
Denver, Colorado 80294. All persons seeking entry into the Alfred A. Arraj United States
Courthouse must show a valid photo identification.
(2Each pro se plaintiff must appear at the status conference in person. Failure to appear
in person may result in the imposition of sanctions.
(3) All counsel of record must appear in person.
(4) No telephonic appearances will be permitted.
Dated August 26, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Boyd N. Boland
United States Magistrate Judge
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