In this post in January I wrote about a discrimination lawsuit by Sherrie Moore against the Allen, Cobb, Hood and Atkinson law firm based in Gulfport.
Since the initial filing, there have been a round of recusals by the Coast-based federal court judges:
- Judge Ozerden recusal Order;
- Magistrate Judge Walker recusal Order;
- Order Re-assigning Case; and
- Supplemental Order Reassigning Magistrate Judge.
The “winners” of the judicial sweepstakes are…….Chief Judge Michael Mills and Magistrate Judge Allan Alexander of the Northern District. But the case is still a Southern District case. It’s not every day that you see a Coast case get kicked all the way up to Oxford. But it’s understandable in a case between a lawyer and an established Coast firm.
Judge Alexander set the Case Management Conference for April 19, 2011.
The defense lawyers are based out of Columbus and the plaintiff’s lawyers are based out of Jackson. So the re-assignment should have little impact on the litigation.