Iberia Bank v. Polk, et al
ORDER directing that, upon consideration of the parties' arguments, it is hereby ORDERED that Polk file a supplement to his previously-filed 40 Motion to Continue on or before May 21, 2013, which specifically addresses any deadlines in the 25 Uniform Scheduling Order and the 33 Amended Scheduling Order that Polk seeks to extend (or reopen) and provides new deadlines for the Court's consideration, as further set out. Signed by Honorable Judge Mark E. Fuller on 5/14/13. (scn, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
WILLIAM R. POLK, et al.,
CASE NO. 2:12-cv-639-MEF
(WO – Do not publish)
This action, which involves claims brought by IberiaBank (“Iberia”) against
Defendants William Polk (“Polk”), Bethany Polk, and Polk Family Properties, LLC, under
the Alabama Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, Ala. Code §§ 8-9A-4 & 8-9A-5, is presently
set for trial on November 4, 2013. Polk filed a Motion to Continue (Doc. #40) on May 3,
2013, in which he requested a 120-day continuance of the trial setting and all related
deadlines in this matter. On May 10, 2013, the Court heard argument on Polk’s motion
during a telephonic status conference. Polk’s counsel argued that a continuance of the
remaining deadlines in this matter was necessary because he has only recently been retained
to represent Polk in this litigation, and thus, he is unfamiliar with the facts forming the basis
of the fraudulent transfer claims against his client.1 Polk’s counsel further advised the Court
Polk’s prior counsel was forced to withdraw from this case because of a conflict of
interest that could not be resolved. (See Docs. #26 & 31.)
and the other parties that he may attempt to retain an expert witness in this matter2 and file
a jury demand. Iberia opposes Polk’s Motion to Continue and requests no more than a 30-
day continuance of the trial setting and related deadlines.3 (Pl.’s Resp. to Mot. to Continue,
Upon consideration of the parties’ arguments, it is hereby ORDERED that Polk file
a supplement to his previously-filed Motion to Continue (Doc. #40) on or before May 21,
2013, which specifically addresses any deadlines in the Uniform Scheduling Order (Doc.
#25) and the Amended Scheduling Order (Doc. #33) that Polk seeks to extend (or reopen)
and provides new deadlines for the Court’s consideration. The Court will reserve ruling on
Polk’s Motion to Continue (Doc. #40) until such time as the Court is able to address all
scheduling issues in this matter at once.
DONE this the 14th day of May, 2013.
/s/ Mark E. Fuller
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
The Court notes that Polk’s deadline for disclosing the identities and reports of expert
witnesses expired on March 15, 2013. (Uniform Scheduling Order at 2, Doc. #25.)
The other defendants in this action do not oppose Polk’s motion.
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