Reynolds v. Dept/Transportation, et al, No. 2:1985cv00665 - Document 8601 (M.D. Ala. 2010)

Court Description: OPINION. Signed by Honorable Myron H. Thompson on 2/22/10. (djy, )
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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 This long-standing litigation is now before the court on the part of the special master s recommendation that the defendants motion for summary judgment on claimant Garcia Long s individual-contempt claim regarding Senior Real Property Valuation Analyst classification should be granted. Long has filed no objection to this aspect of the special master s report and recommendation. After an independent and de novo review of the record, the court concludes that the special master s recommendation should be adopted in part and the defendants summary-judgment motion granted. However, because it appears that Long has claims that have not yet been adjudicated, the court does not adopt the portion of the special master s recommendation taxing costs against her. defendants The Adams Intervenors and the objections to the special master s recommendation are therefore premature at this time. appropriate judgment will be entered. DONE, this the 22nd day of February, 2010. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE An