Barnes et al v. John M. O'Quinn & Associates, PLLC et al
ORDER denying 28 Motion to Dismiss; granting 28 Motion to Compel Arbitration; granting 28 Motion to Stay; finding as moot 30 Motion for More Definite Statement; finding as moot 30 Motion to Dismiss; granting 55 Motion to Retain Claims; granting 62 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by District Judge Sharion Aycock on 3/31/2017. (dbm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
BOBBY BARNES, CHARLES E. BLANKS,
VERNELL BURKS, SHIRLEY CAMPBELL SKINNER,
ESTATE OF EDWIN EUGENE CAMPBELL,
JAMES LAVON LUCAS, THEOPLIS NELSON,
WILLIAM PITTMAN, DONALD QUITMAN POWELL SR.,
ANDREW RODGERS, MYRTIS OPAL ROLAND,
ESTATE OF DAN ROLAND, LEE ROY SANDERS,
GUY MARCUS SHIFLETT, LARRY DONELL SHOWERS,
L.C. SMITH JR., JOHNNY W. THOMAS,
ROBERT WEEKS JR., ERNEST WILEY, and
CIVIL ACTION NO. 4:16-CV-72-SA-JMV
JOHN M. O’QUINN & ASSOCIATES, PLLC,
JOHN M. O’QUINN & ASSOCIATES, LLP,
JOHN M. O’QUINN, P.C.,
JOHN M. O’QUINN LAW FIRM, PLLC,
T. GERALD TREECE, RICHARD N. LAMINACK,
JOE GIBSON, DANZIGER & DE LLANO, LLP, and
For the reasons fully explained in a separate memorandum opinion issued this same day,
this Court ORDERS the following:
The O’Quinn Defendants’1 Motion to Compel Arbitration  is GRANTED and the
Barnes Plaintiffs2 are hereby ordered and compelled to arbitrate all their claims against the
O’Quinn Defendants, including Treece, in accordance with the arbitration provisions of their
John M. O’Quinn & Associates, PLLC, John M. O’Quinn & Associates, LLP, John M. O’Quinn, P.C., John M.
O’Quinn Law Firm, PLLC., T. Gerald Treece (Independent Executor of the Estate of John M. O’Quinn, deceased).
Bobby Barnes, Charles E. Blanks, Vernell Burks, Shirley Campbell Skinner, Estate Of Edwin Eugene Campbell,
James Lavon Lucas, Theoplis Nelson, William Pittman, Donald Quitman Powell Sr., Andrew Rodgers, Myrtis Opal
Roland, Estate Of Dan Roland, Lee Roy Sanders, Guy Marcus Shiflett, Larry Donell Showers, L.C. Smith Jr.,
Johnny W. Thomas, Robert Weeks Jr., Ernest Wiley, and Pam Yarbrough-Hampton. Due to the number of pending
similar cases the Court will refer to the Plaintiffs in this case as the Barnes Plainitffs.
The Court’s grant of the O’Quinn Defendants’ Motion to Compel Arbitration renders
their request for alternative relief, Motion for a More Definite Statement , MOOT.
Defendant Manji’s Motion to Retain the Barnes Plaintiffs’ claims against him with the
Barnes Plaintiffs’ claims against the O’Quinn Defendants  is GRANTED, and the Barnes
Plaintiffs are hereby ordered and compelled to arbitrate all their claims against Manji along with
their claims against the O’Quinn Defendants in accordance with the arbitration provisions of the
The O’Quinn Defendants Motion to File Supplemental Evidence  is GRANTED, and
the Barnes Plaintiffs are hereby ordered and compelled to arbitrate their claims against the
O’Quinn Defendants including Treece, and against Manji, in an arbitration conducted by the
American Arbitration Association, under the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules, in Harris
County, Texas, as required by the arbitration provisions of the Parties’ contracts.
SO ORDERED on this the 31st day of March, 2017.
/s/ Sharion Aycock
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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