Reynolds v. Dept/Transportation, et al, No. 2:1985cv00665 - Document 8807 (M.D. Ala. 2012)

Court Description: OPINION AND ORDER that defendants' 8521 objections are overruled; that the special master's 8465 recommendation is adopted; that the Adams intervenors' 8415 motion for partial summary judgment is granted as set forth in said reco mmendation; that the court agrees with the special master that it is time to end the relitigation and relitigation of the issue of whether Article XV compliance was achieved in December 1996 or in May 2003 or sometime in between; that this order does not mean that any particular claimant is entitled to relief; that this matter is referred back to the special master for further appropriate proceedings. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 3/19/2012. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Appeals Checklist)(cc, )
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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 OPINION AND ORDER After an independent and de novo review of the record, it is the ORDER, JUDGMENT, and DECREE of the court as follows: (1) The defendants objections (doc. no. 8521) are overruled. (2) The special master s recommendation (doc. no. 8465) is adopted. (3) The Adams intervenors motion for partial summary judgment (doc. no. 8415) is granted as set forth in said recommendation. The court agrees with the special master that it is time to end the relitigation and relitigation of the issue of whether Article XV compliance was achieved in December 1996 or in May 2003 or sometime in between. not mean that any Of course, this order does particular claimant is entitled to relief. It is further ORDERED that this matter is referred back to the special master for further appropriate proceedings. DONE, this the 19th day of March, 2012. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE