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Case 2:07-cv-02513-GMS Document 1569 Filed 11/19/15 Page 1 of 2

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John T. Masterson, Bar #007447


Joseph J. Popolizio, Bar #017434
Justin M. Ackerman, Bar #030726
JONES, SKELTON & HOCHULI, P.L.C.
2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Telephone: (602) 263-1700
Fax: (602) 200-7846
jmasterson@jshfirm.com
jpopolizio@jshfirm.com
jackerman@jshfirm.com
Attorneys for Defendant Joseph M. Arpaio in
his official capacity as Sheriff of Maricopa
County, AZ

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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DISTRICT OF ARIZONA

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Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres, et al.,


Plaintiff,

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v.

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NO. CV 07-02513-PHX-GMS
DEFENDANTS JOINDER IN
BRIAN SANDS MOTION FOR
SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Joseph M. Arpaio, et al.,


Defendant.

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Defendant Arpaio, in his official capacity as Sheriff of Maricopa County,

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Arizona, and the named putative civil contemnors, Chief Deputy Gerard Sheridan, Lt.

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Joseph Sousa, and Deputy Chief John MacIntyre (Defendants) hereby join in Retired

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Chief Brian Sands Motion for Summary Judgment and associated Reply. Based on the

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arguments stated in Chief Sands Motion for Summary Judgment, Defendants request that

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the Court find Plaintiffs entitlement to compensatory damages for violations they allowed

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to occur by not timely raising them is foreclosed by laches. Moreover, the continuation of

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the LEAR policy was litigated at trial, resulting in a final judgment on the merits. Res

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judicata thus bars Plaintiffs from relitigating the matter against Defendants. Defendants,

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therefore, join in Chief Sands Motion for Summary Judgment and respectfully request

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summary judgment in their favor on Plaintiffs contempt allegations.

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DATED this 19th day of November, 2015.

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JONES, SKELTON & HOCHULI, P.L.C.

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By s/ John T. Masterson
John T. Masterson
Joseph J. Popolizio
Justin M. Ackerman
2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Attorneys for Defendant Joseph M. Arpaio
and the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

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I hereby certify that on this 19th day of November, 2015, I caused the

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foregoing document to be filed electronically with the Clerk of Court through the

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CM/ECF System for filing; and served on counsel of record via the Courts CM/ECF

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system.

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/s/Mary M. Soto

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