Moorer v. Caroline Steel Group, LLC et al
ORDER directing that the plf may response to the 31 MOTION for Summary Judgment on or before 12/5/2011; the defendant may file a Reply Brief on or before 12/19/2011, as further set out in order. Signed by Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker on 11/4/11. (djy, )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
ANTHONY B. MOORER,
CAROLINE STEEL GROUP, LLC, et al., )
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:10CV705-MHT
Upon consideration of Defendant Carolina Steel Group, LLC’s motion for summary
judgment (Doc. # 31), filed on October 28, 2011, it is
ORDERED that the plaintiff may respond to the motion on or before December 5,
2011. The defendant may file a reply brief on or before December 19, 2011.1 Any
documents or evidence filed after the applicable deadline will not be considered by the court
except in exceptional circumstances.
In responding to a motion for summary judgment, plaintiff should refer to Rule 56 of
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including the following provision:
A party asserting that a fact . . . is genuinely disputed must support the
(A) citing to particular parts of materials in the record, including depositions,
documents, electronically stored information, affidavits or declarations,
stipulations (including those made for purposes of the motion only),
The motion will be submitted for decision without oral argument. Should the court
determine that oral argument is necessary, a hearing date will be scheduled later.
admissions, interrogatory answers, or other materials; or
(B) showing that the materials cited do not establish the absence . . . of a
genuine dispute, or that an adverse part cannot produce admissible evidence
to support the fact.
Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c)(1).
A party opposing a motion for summary judgment cannot rely only on his unsworn
pleadings but must oppose the motion by filing sworn affidavits,2 depositions, or other
materials as set forth in Rule 56(c)(1)(A) which set forth facts, which can be presented in a
form that would be admissible in evidence, demonstrating that there is a genuine dispute as
to a material fact for trial in this case. If plaintiff fails to file sworn affidavits or other
acceptable evidence as set forth in Rule 56 the court may accept the moving party’s evidence
as the truth, for purposes of the motion.3 See Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(e). Plaintiff’s failure to
follow the requirements of Rule 56 regarding the proper way to oppose a motion for
summary judgment may, additionally, cause the undersigned Magistrate Judge to recommend
to the presiding District Judge that the motion for summary judgment be granted and that
final judgment be entered in favor of the moving party without a trial.
An affidavit is a sworn statement in writing made under oath or on affirmation before a
notary public or other authorized officer. A declaration under penalty of perjury that meets the
requirements of 28 U.S.C. § 1746 is also an acceptable form of evidence. An affidavit or
declaration filed in support of or in opposition to a motion for summary judgment must be “made
on personal knowledge, set out facts that would be admissible in evidence, and show that the
affiant or declarant is competent to testify to the matters stated” in the affidavit. Fed. R. Civ. P.
If the plaintiff is unable to present, by affidavit or declaration, facts essential to justify
his opposition to the motion, he must file a sworn statement, by affidavit or declaration,
explaining why he is unable to do so. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(d).
Done, this 4th day of November, 2011.
/s/ Susan Russ Walker
SUSAN RUSS WALKER
CHIEF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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