Drake v. Jones et al

Filing 128

ORDER appointing Ms. Amy Jowers, Esq. as counsel for plaintiff for the purpose of conducting trial only. Signed by Honorable Joseph F Anderson, Jr on 08/03/2010. (Attachments: # 1 Pretrial Order (ECF No. 118 ), # 2 Order Amending Pretrial Order (ECF No. 127 ))(bshr, )

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D rake v. Jones et al Do c. 128 U N I T E D STATES DISTRICT COURT D IS T R IC T OF SOUTH CAROLINA H o b a rt P. Drake, ) ) P l a in tif f , ) v. ) ) S g t. Scott Jones; Sgt. Brian Taylor; ) O ff icer Natasha Alston; Officer Harry ) P e re z ; Two Officers as John Doe, et al.; ) o f f ic ia l and individual capacity, ) ) D e f e n d a n ts . ) _________________________________ ) C /A No. 6:09-908-JFA-WMC ORDER F o r the purposes of conducting the trial only, this court hereby appoints Charleston a tto rn e y Amy Jowers, to represent the plaintiff. Ms. Jowers's responsibilities shall be limited to helping select the jury (or having one of her associates from her law firm perform this f u n c tio n ), and then representing the plaintiff at the jury trial in this case. In a sm u c h as the discovery period is already closed, no further discovery will be a llo w e d . The Clerk's Office is hereby requested to send Ms. Jowers copies of the court's two p re tria l orders so that she will be apprised of the witnesses and exhibits that have been d e sig n a te d for trial. It should be noted that the plaintiff has listed two nurses, who treated h im for his alleged injuries, as potential witnesses. This court has learned that neither of th e s e two nurses is still employed by the South Carolina Department of Corrections. T h e re f o re , as part of Ms. Jowers's pretrial responsibilities, she should make an effort to 1 Dockets.Justia.com lo c a te these nurses and have them subpoenaed for trial. The court maintains a library fund f ro m which expenses such as witness subpoenas may be defrayed. C o n s is te n t with the trial notice sent out by the Clerk previously, the court will draw th e jury to try this case from Judge Blatt's jury venire which will report to the Charleston F e d e ra l Courthouse on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. The trial will be conducted two weeks la te r, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. IT IS SO ORDERED. August 3, 2010 C o lu m b ia , South Carolina Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. U n ite d States District Judge 2

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