United States Magistrate Judge Bert W. Milling, Jr. heard from counsel in each of the three Gee's Bend Cases (by Annie Mae Young, Loretta Pettway, and Lucinda Pettway Franklin) requesting an additional 45-day suspension in all deadlines so all parties can continue talking... perhaps towards a settlement in all three cases. As a result, Judge Milling has set a new date of July 24, 2008 to hear from counsel again. Stay Tune!
As mentioned before, you can follow the Gee's Bend suits yourself by reading the actual court filings. As mentioned in previous posts, PACER - "Public Access to Court Electronic Records ... an electronic public access service allows users to obtain case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and the U.S. Party/Case Index via the Internet." There's a fee of about 8 cents per page to access the records.