Fouraker v. BNSF Railway Company
GENERAL ORDER No. 2010-07 regarding the Assignment of Cases Involving Berkshire Hathaway or its Subsidiaries as Parties.Ordered by Judge Joseph F. Bataillon. (CS)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
ASSIGNMENT OF CASES INVOLVING
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY OR ITS
SUBSIDIARIES AS PARTIES
To avoid potential conflicts, of interest, the Nebraska Judicial Council has agreed
that all cases filed on the Omaha docket subsequent to the date of this order in which
Berkshire Hathaway or one of its subsidiaries is a party shall be assigned to United States
District Judge Laurie Smith Camp or Senior United States District Judge Lyle E. Strom.
United States Magistrate Judge Cheryl R. Zwart will be directly assigned for full pretrial
management on cases assigned to Judge Smith Camp. Magistrate Judge Zwart will be
directly assigned to cases assigned to Judge Strom, but will handle pretrial matters only
as he directs.
All cases filed on the Lincoln and North Platte dockets subsequent to the date of this
order in which Berkshire Hathaway or one of its subsidiaries is a party shall be directly
assigned to United States Magistrate Judge Zwart for full pretrial management. Magistrate
Zwart may also be assigned cases filed on the Lincoln and North Platte dockets in which
Berkshire Hathaway or one of its subsidiaries is a party either randomly from the wheel or
by consent of the parties.
The court will identify a corporate entity as a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary based
solely on information that the entity discloses in the disclosure statement required by
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1 and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 12.4. This
disclosure statement must be filed in each new case in which the corporate entity is a party.
The clerk’s office is directed to file a copy of this order in each case assigned or
reassigned to Judge Smith Camp, Judge Strom, or Magistrate Judge Zwart because
Berkshire Hathaway or one of its subsidiaries is a party.
This order shall take effect immediately and rescinds General Order 2010-04 and
General Order 2007-19.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED this 17th day of May, 2010.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Joseph F. Bataillon
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