Reynolds v. Dept/Transportation, et al, No. 2:1985cv00665 - Document 8535 (M.D. Ala. 2009)

Court Description: OPINION. Signed by Honorable Myron H. Thompson on 11/24/2009. (wcl, )
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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION JOHNNY REYNOLDS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:85cv665-MHT (WO) OPINION In this lawsuit, Leroy Williams seeks to assert an individual contempt claim against the defendants. The defendants filed a motion asking the court to apply judicial estoppel to Williams s claims. This lawsuit is now before the court on the recommendation of the special master that the defendants motion for judicial estoppel be granted and that Williams not be permitted to pursue his individual contempt claim. Williams has filed no objection to the special master s recommendation. After an independent and de novo review of the record, the court concludes that the special master s recommendation should be adopted. An appropriate judgment will be entered. DONE, this the 24th day of November, 2009. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE