Jackson v. Birmingham, Alabama, City of et al

Filing 11

ORDER re: 10 MOTION to Compel. Discovery Hearing set for 6/13/2012 at 9:00 AM in Hugo L Black US Courthouse, Birmingham, AL, before Judge L Scott Coogler IF certification of dispute filed by 6/7/2012. Signed by Judge L Scott Coogler on 5/21/2012. (LID)

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FILED 2012 May-21 AM 10:40 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION KAREN JACKSON, Plaintiff, vs. CITY OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, et al., Defendants. ] ] ] ] ] 2:11-cv-02632-LSC ] ] ] ] ] ORDER The Court acknowledges receipt of Defendants’ motion to compel. (Doc. 10.) It appears to the Court that Defendants’ motion may well be amenable to resolution in whole or in part by agreement of counsel. It is therefore ORDERED that counsel for the respective parties shall confer within eleven (11) days and shall attempt to resolve their differences or reduce the areas of dispute regarding the discovery request(s) at issue in the motion presently pending before the Court. The Court will hear argument and rule upon the motion ONLY if moving counsel files a statement with the Court certifying that after personal consultation and sincere efforts to do so, counsel have been unable to resolve the matter satisfactorily. Unless such a statement is filed on or before June 7, 2012, the Page 1 of 2 Court shall consider the motion moot and enter an order to that effect. If such a statement is filed on or before June 7, 2012, the Court will hear argument and rule upon the motion at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Courtroom 5B, Hugo L. Black United States Courthouse, 1729 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL. A court reporter will be present. Counsel are reminded that the Court will impose sanctions against the losing party in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(a)(5), in the absence of substantial justification for the losing party's position. Done this 21st day of May 2012. ____________ L. SCOTT COOGLER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 139297 Page 2 of 2

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