Stokes v. Alfa Mutual Insurance Company

Filing 54

OPINION AND ORDER that the 51 Joint Motion for Reconsideration is denied as further set out in the opinion and order. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 7/14/2011. (dmn)

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION CARL STOKES, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiff, v. ALFA MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant. CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:10cv512-MHT (WO) OPINION AND ORDER It is ORDERED that the joint motion for reconsideration (doc. no. 51) is denied. This unforeseen court and has made clear unavoidable that, “Absent circumstances stated beyond the control of the movant, ... ‘eleventh hour’ extension requests and motions will be denied outright.” Scheduling Order (Doc. No. 27), § 15(B). The movant has failed to offer any explanation as to why the initial motion to extend the discovery deadline (doc. no. 49) was filed on the very deadline date for discovery in this case, rather than days, or even weeks, in advance. And because there is no basis for the extension of the discovery deadline, there is no basis for the extension for the dispositivemotion deadline. DONE, this the 14th day of July, 2011. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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