Hoffman v. Jindal et al

Filing 222

ORDER granting 219 Motion to Intervene. The Intervenor's Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, filed by James Tyler, shall be filed into the record in this matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes on 2/14/2018. (KAH)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA JESSIE HOFFMAN, ET AL. CIVIL ACTION VERSUS NO. 12-796-SDD-EWD BOBBY JINDAL, GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA, ET AL. ORDER Before the Court is a Motion to Intervene, filed by James Tyler.1 Tyler seeks to intervene in this suit pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a) & (b).2 Tyler asserts that counsel for Jessie Hoffman was contacted and has no objection to his intervention in this case.3 Additionally, the time period for opposing the Motion has passed and no party has submitted an opposition. Pursuant to a prior Ruling and Order4 the undersigned granted Motions to Intervene filed by Todd Kelvin Wessinger,5 Daniel Irish6 and Shedran Williams7 under similar facts. The undersigned has also granted Motions to Intervene filed by Daniel Joseph Blank8 and Jarrell Neal9 based upon similar facts.10 For the same reasons as those set forth in the two prior Rulings and Orders,11 the Motion to Intervene filed by James Tyler is GRANTED.12 1 R. Doc. 219. R. Doc. 219-1 at p. 2. 3 Id. at p. 3. 4 R. Doc. 201. 5 R. Doc. 198. 6 R. Doc. 199. 7 R. Doc. 200. 8 R. Doc. 208. 9 R. Doc. 209. 10 See, R. Doc. 210. 11 R. Docs. 201 and 210. 12 Magistrate judges may “hear and determine” non-dispositive pre-trial motions pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A). “A motion to intervene is considered a non-dispositive motion.” Johnson v. Qualawash Holdings, LLC, Civ. A. No. 2:12CV-0885-PM-KK, 2013 WL 3050021, at *2 (W.D. La. June 17, 2013) (citing S.E.C. v. Koirnman, Civ. An. No. 3:04CV1803L, 2006 WL 148733, at *2 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 18, 2006)). See also, Stephens v. State Farm 2 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Intervenor’s Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, filed by James Tyler,13 shall be filed into the record in this matter. Signed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on February 14, 2018. S ERIN WILDER-DOOMES UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE and Cas. Co., Civ. A. No. 07-2433, 2010 WL 1292719, at *3 (E.D. La. March 8, 2010) (“The portion of Road Home’s motion seeking leave to intervene is a non-dispositive matter which I may address by order.”). 13 R. Doc. 219-2. 2

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