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In re Global Tel*Link Corporation ICS Litigation

United States District Court, W.D. Arkansas, Fayetteville Division

November 29, 2016

IN RE GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION ICS LITIGATION

          MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

          TIMOTHY L. BROOKS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         Currently before the Court are:

• Plaintiffs Kaylan Stuart's, Dustin Murilla's, and Walter Chruby's Motion to Amend Class Action Complaint (Doc. 109), and Defendant Global Tel*Link Corporation's (“GTL”) Opposition (Doc. 117);
• GTL's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Doc. 103), Memorandum of Law in Support (Doc. 104), and Statement of Undisputed Material Facts in Support (Doc. 105); all parties' jointly Proposed Stipulation and Order (Doc. 108); Plaintiffs' Response in Opposition to GTL's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Doc. 115) and Response to GTL's Statement of Undisputed Material Facts and Responsive Statement of Undisputed Facts (Doc. 114); and GTL's Reply (Doc. 118);
• Intervenor Rocky Hobbs's Motion to Intervene (Doc. 90) and Memorandum of Law in Support (Doc. 91); GTL's Objection and Response (Doc. 94); and Mr. Hobbs's Reply (Doc. 96);
• GTL's Motion to Exclude Dr. Tardiff's Expert Report (Doc. 101) and Memorandum of Law in Support (Doc. 102); Plaintiffs' Response in Opposition (Doc. 111); and GTL's Reply (Doc. 120); and
• Plaintiffs' Motion to Strike Portions of the Expert Report of Roy J. Epstein, Ph.D. (Doc. 112) and Memorandum of Law in Support (Doc. 113); and GTL's Opposition (Doc. 121).

         For the reasons given below, Plaintiffs' Motion to Amend Class Action Complaint (Doc. 109) is GRANTED, GTL's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Doc. 103) is DENIED, Mr. Hobbs's Motion to Intervene (Doc. 90) is GRANTED, GTL's Motion to Exclude Dr. Tardiff's Expert Report (Doc. 101) is DENIED, and Plaintiffs' Motion to Strike Portions of the Expert Report of Roy J. Epstein, Ph.D. (Doc. 112) is DENIED.

         I. Plaintiffs' Motion to Amend Class Action Complaint (Doc. 190), and GTL's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Doc. 103)

         Paragraph 6 of Plaintiffs' Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint (Doc. 47) currently reads, in relevant part, as follows:

Mr. Murilla paid unjust and unreasonable telephone charges during his term of incarceration at Minnesota Correctional Facility - Moose Lake, which is part of the Minnesota DOC, for interstate calls he made during the Class Period to persons located in Texas using telecommunications services operated by Defendant between August 2010 and March 2011.

         Plaintiffs and GTL recently stipulated to class periods for each count in the Complaint, and these newly-stipulated class periods exclude the telephone calls referenced in this paragraph. See Doc. 108. In order to ensure that their Complaint pleads conduct that falls within the newly-stipulated class periods with respect to each named Plaintiff, Plaintiffs seek leave to amend paragraph 6 to read thus:

Mr. Murilla paid unjust and unreasonable telephone charges during his time of incarceration at Minnesota Correctional Facility - Rush City, which is part of the Minnesota DOC, for at least one interstate call he made during the Class Period, using telecommunication ...

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