Monday, January 28, 2008

Gee's Bend - Judge Grants Motion to Suspend Deadlines

Last week United States Magistrate Judge Bert W. Milling, Jr granted defendants' joint motion for suspension of deadlines in the three separate suits by Annie Mae Young (Plaintiff), Loretta Pettway (plaintiff), and Lucinda Pettway Frankin (plaintiff) vs. Tinwood Ventures, et al. (Defendants). The suspension will give all parties the chance to get together and settle matters among themselves. The judge further required the parties to notify the Court immediately if any of the actions in the various suits are settled. Judge Milling has given the parties until Thursday, April 24, 2008 to file "a joint status report on their efforts towards a global settlement of all three actions." (photo The Quilts of Gees Bend collection from Kathy Ireland Worldwide at Heimtextil.)

You can read more about the three suits by clicking here and reading past blog posts.

So, what do you think? Will the parties settle within the next 150ish days?

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.

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