Estate of James A. Jackson v. GGNSC Batesville, LLC et al

Filing 44

ORDER denying 43 Motion to allow pro hac vice counsel to appear at depositions without the presence of local counsel. Signed by Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander on 05/31/16. (sd)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI OXFORD DIVISION ESTATE OF JAMES A. JACKSON, DECEASED, BY AND THROUGH URSULA MERRIWEAHTER, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES A. JACKSON, DECEASED, FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES A. JACKSON, DECEASED AND FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARIES OF JAMES A. JACKSON v. PLAINTIFF CIVIL ACTION NO.: 3:15-CV-215-MPM-SAA GGNSC BATESVILLE, LLC d/ba GOLDEN LIVING CENTER BATESVILLE, et al. DEFENDANTS ORDER Plaintiff has requested that pro hac vice counsel, Deena K. Arnold, be allowed to appear at depositions on behalf of plaintiff without the presence of local counsel. Docket 43. Local Rule 83.1(b)(1) states that “every deposition, mediation, conference or hearing must be attended by at least one attorney of record admitted to the general practice of law in the district court in which the action is pending.” Because the Local Rules explicitly require participation by local counsel at depositions, plaintiff’s motion will be DENIED. However, under the circumstances of this particular case, local counsel will be allowed to participate in the depositions telephonically. SO ORDERED, this the 31st day of May, 2016. /s/ S. Allan Alexander UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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