Barker et al v. Williams et al

Filing 84

ORDER granting 73 Motion for Discovery. Signed by Jane M Virden on 8/31/2011. (sef)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OF THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI DELTA DIVISION MICHAEL BARKER, ET AL. PLAINTIFFS VS. CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2:10cv035-P-V LARRY D. WILLIAMS, ET AL. DEFENDANTS ORDER This matter came before the court on the motion of Plaintiffs to allow trial and deposition testimony from a companion case currently pending in South Carolina state court into evidence at trial (#73). The court, recognizing that this would serve to streamline litigation and conserve both court and litigant resources, finds this motion to be well taken. However, the court reminds Plaintiffs that any testimony presented is subject to the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Uniform Rules of Civil Procedure for the Northern District of Mississippi. IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ motion to allow testimony from a companion case as evidence at trial in the case pending in this court is hereby GRANTED subject to evidentiary and procedural objections raised by opposing counsel. SO ORDERED, this the 31st day of August 2011. /s/Jane M. Virden UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 1

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